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4 hospitalized, driver charged in Great Falls crash

Fairfax Police say the crash involved two vehicles and shut down all lanes of Leesburg Pike.
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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Police arrested a man and charged him with his second DWI in five years after four people were hospitalized following a crash in Great Falls.

Officers responded to the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Colvin Run Road Saturday morning. Investigators determined the driver of a Hyundai Ioniq, with a green light, attempted to turn left onto Leesburg Pike when the Hyundai was struck by another vehicle entering the intersection.

The driver of that vehicle was identified as Richard Asenso Donkor, 23, of Sterling, Virginia.

Four people, including the driver of the Hyundai, were injured in the crash. They were all transported to area hospitals.

Police say one of those individuals suffered what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, but their condition has since improved.

Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the crash. 

Officers arrested Donkor and he was charged with DWI for the second time in five years. At this time it is not known if speed was a factor in the crash.

The four people taken to the hospital remain hospitalized. 

The roadway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Detectives will consult with the Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine if additional charges will be sought.  

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.

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