1 dead in Bailey’s Crossroads crash

A Falls Church woman is dead after a two-car crash Tuesday on George Mason Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, police said.

Fairfax County police said the driver of a Honda Accord struck a Volkswagen Jetta that was turning into Skyline Plaza around 2:16 a.m.

A passenger in the Jetta, identified as Gladis Suyapa Deras, 54, of Falls Church, died. The man driving the Jetta was taken to the hospital.

Right after the crash, the driver and a passenger in the Accord took off on foot, police said. Officers found them, and arrested the passenger for public drunkenness.

The driver of the Accord was taken to the hospital with injuries police said were considered life-threatening.

Police are still investigating.

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