Updated: Crash near Arlandria results in death of 3-year-old

Updated: Crash near Arlandria results in death of 3-year-old
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A crash on Saturday afternoon in the Arlandria neighborhood resulted in the death of a 3-year-old boy, the Alexandria Police Department reported.

The crash occurred on the 3900 block of Executive Avenue at around 4:40 p.m. Police say their initial investigation shows that a 32-year-old man was driving southbound on Executive Avenue when he struck the boy, named William Zuniga Leonor, who had run into the street. The driver remained on the scene of the crash and was interviewed by police.

The child was transported to a local hospital by neighbors and later succumbed to his injuries. 

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise money for Zuniga Leonor’s family to contribute toward his funeral expenses. So far, the campaign has raised $5,946 toward its goal of $20,000.

The police department hasn’t released the name of the driver. It’s not clear what charges the driver will face.

The investigation is ongoing and police ask witnesses or anyone with information about the incident contact Detective William Oakley at 703-746-6606.