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USA Today Reporter, Father of 2, Killed in DC Hit-and-Run Crash

Oren Dorell, 53, was struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence, police say

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    USA Today Reporter Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

    USA Today reporter Oren Dorell was killed while riding his motorcycle after a driver under the influence crashed into him on H Street, police say. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Sunday, June 10, 2018)

    A USA Today foreign affairs reporter has died after being struck in Northeast Washington, D.C. by a driver suspected of being under the influence.

    Oren Dorell, 53, was riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle Friday evening eastbound along the busy nighlife area on H Street Northeast, D.C. police said.

    The driver of a Toyota Camry hit Dorell. Police responded about 8:30 p.m. and Dorell was rushed to the hospital, where he died, police said.

    Police say the driver of the Toyota, 47-year-old Daryl Grant Alexander of Southeast, D.C. was under the influence during the crash.

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    Alexander is charged with second degree murder, driving under the influence and leaving after colliding.

    Dorell leaves behind his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Knapp Dorell, and two sons, 12-year-old Malcolm and 11-year-old Leo, USA Today reported. He travelled to Iraq, Egypt and Ukraine to cover conflict, unrest and war, the paper said.

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