Driver intoxicated in fatal Va. motorcycle crash

WASHINGTON – A motorcyclist from Falls Church has died several days after he was struck by an SUV on Leesburg Pike.

Israel Ibarra de la Cruz, 20, was riding his motorcycle west on Leesburg Pike at Patterson Road when a Ford Expedition headed in the opposite direction turned in front of the Suzuki, striking de la Cruz on Nov. 3, Fairfax County police say.

De la Cruz was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he died the afternoon of Nov. 8, police say.

The driver of the Expedition, Santos A. Perez, 34, also of Falls Church, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.The fatal crash remains under investigation and additional charges are possible, police say.

Perez and two passengers in the Expedition were not injured.

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