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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Woman, 20, dies after Va. crash

By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Editors

A 20-year-old Falls Church area woman, who police say allowed an unlicensed teenager to drive her car while she was a passenger, has died from injuries sustained when the teenager lost control of the car and drove down an embankment, Fairfax County police said.

Police said Natalie Miranda, of the 3200 block of Nealon Drive, was driving her 1991 Honda Accord on Tuesday afternoon in the Lincolnia area of Fairfax. Miranda had two passengers, ages 17 and 18, and police said the 17-year-old asked to drive the car and Miranda allowed it.

Around 12:35 p.m., the Accord was headed north on Cherokee Avenue, adjacent to Interstate 395, when it crossed the double line, swerved back into its lane and began to spin. A Toyota Highlander, driven by a 44-year-old woman, saw the spinning Accord and stopped. Police said the Accord struck the stopped Highlander, veered off the road and tumbled down an embankment.

Miranda was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died Wednesday night, police said. The driver of the Highlander and the two teenagers in the Accord were not seriously hurt. Police said speed was a factor in the crash.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

By Tom Jackman  | November 19, 2010; 11:33 AM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents  
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