Teen Driver Faces Charges in Fatal Herndon Pedestrian Accident

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Charges have been filed against a 17-year-old driver who fatally struck a pedestrian last month, Herndon police said.

On May 8, Ana Beltran-Zavala, 58, was crossing the street at Herndon Parkway and Summerfield Drive when she was struck by the teen driver's vehicle around 7 a.m.

The driver, a Herndon High School student, told police she was rushing to school trying to beat a traffic light, according to a search warrant obtained by News4. 

She said she didn't see the pedestrian because of a blind spot in her car, according to the warrant.

Beltran-Zavala, of Herndon, died the next day.

The driver has received a summons for failure to obey a red light after an investigation by the Herndon Police Accident Reconstruction Unit. 

The case will be heard in juvenile court. A court date has not yet been announced.

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