Community Rallying To Send Body Back To El Salvador After Fatal Maryland Crash Community Rallying To Send Body Back To El Salvador After Fatal Maryland Crash
Community Rallying To Send Body Back To El Salvador After Fatal Maryland Crash Dina Rosibel Salgado Sorto had her dreams shattered after the mother of a 3-year-old daughter was killed in a Loudoun County crash, her family says. Early in the afternoon on Thursday, July 18, deputies from the sheriff's office were called to the intersection of Waxpool Road and Red Rum Drive in Ashburn to investigate a crash involving a sedan and SUV that left one dead. On Friday, Salgado Sorto, 24, was identified as the person killed in the crash, leaving friends and family with more questions than answers as the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. "Unfortunat…
Fredericksburg Marine, Army Vet Kenny Carr Jr. Dies, 38 Fredericksburg Marine, Army Vet Kenny Carr Jr. Dies, 38
Fredericksburg Marine, Army Vet Kenny Carr Jr. Dies, 38 Shock and sadness spread following the June 30, 2024 death of Kenneth "Kenny" Carr Jr., of Fredericksburg. He was 38 years old. According to his obituary on the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service website, Carr served in the Marine Corps for 8.5 years and then in the Army, having earned multiple awards and working as a martial arts instructor within the Marines. A father of two, Carr volunteered as a basketball coach in the area, at the military youth center and at the YMCA, his obituary continues.  Tributes on social media suggest Carr's death was unexpected. Unbelievably hea…
Support Surges For Widow, Son Of Stafford Worker Logan Duff, 22, Killed In Crash Support Surges For Widow, Son Of Stafford Worker Logan Duff, 22, Killed In Crash
Logan Duff Leaves Behind Beloved Wife, Child One thing is clear: Logan Duff loved his family above all else before his death in Virginia. A community is rallying support for the family of a hard-working 22-year-old man in Virginia who was killed in a crash last month, leaving a void in the hearts of his family and friends. In mid-June, first responders in Caroline County were called to a stretch of the Fredericksburg Turnpike, when Duff reportedly lost control of a pick-up truck and ran off the road after overcorrecting, striking several trees. Duff left behind a loving family, including wife Madison Duff and a child, LJ, sending "sh…
Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday
Bright Future Cut Short: Crash Kills Spotsy Motorcyclist, 20, Days Before Birthday Angel Gabriel Flores was looking forward to his 21st birthday when he was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in Spotsylvania, his family says. Late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 8, Flores was involved in a crash with a 74-year-old man in a sedan in the area of Benchmark Road and Cahill Street. Google Maps street view Flores was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash, which remains under investigation. The 20-year-old was three days away from his birthday. "He was an amazing brother, and our family is heartbroken by his loss," his si…
Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44 Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44
Alexandria Pro Wrestler Jermaine 'Dirty Money' Robinson Dies, 44 Jermaine “Jay” Robinson, a professional wrestler from Alexandria, died on June 2, 2024. He was 50 years old. Robinson, who went by "Dirty Money" in the ring, had been recovering from a double quadricep tear he suffered in the spring, according to DMVprowrestling. A GoFundMe for Robinson's loved ones says his death came suddenly. "Jay was a force of nature—a larger-than-life presence within the community at large," the campaign says. "He was known for his enigmatic nature, kind and generous heart, and relentless passion for fitness and people." Robinson's obituary on the Cunningham Funeral…
Dancers Mourn Loss Of Popular Virginia Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas Dancers Mourn Loss Of Popular Virginia Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas
Dancers Mourn Loss Of Popular Virginia Instructor Johnathan 'Jeigh Tea' Thomas He had charm. He had grace. He was a unique ray of light. This is how Johnathan Thomas, or Jeigh Tea, is being remembered. The 38-year-old Alexandria dance instructor died on May 30, 2024, according to his obituary on the Jefferson Funeral Chapel website. A GoFundMe launched for Jeigh Tea's loved ones had raised more than $7,600 as of press time. An innate performer, Jeigh Tea was "a trained dancer, a trusted coach, and an insightful, full person with an incredible sense of self and style," his obituary reads. "His love and his friendship was a privilege for those who knew him for it was …
Fredericksburg Nurse Loses Wife, 2 Kids, Mother-In-Law In Missouri Crash Fredericksburg Nurse Loses Wife, 2 Kids, Mother-In-Law In Missouri Crash
Fredericksburg Nurse Loses Wife, 2 Kids, Mother-In-Law In Missouri Crash A Fredericksburg nurse is seeing community support after his wife, mother-in-law, and two young children were killed in an out-of-state crash. Roger Quigley, who works for Mary Washington Healthcare, is mourning the loss of Kailen Ritter Quigley, 30, Finn, 7, Lillianna, 4, and Julie Alspaugh, 56, who were killed in a May 17 crash in Missouri. Citing the Missouri State Highway Patrol, ABC17 says an 85-year-old woman failed to yield and struck a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Alspaugh, sending the SUV into the path of a Freightliner. All but Finn died at the scene, …
Stafford Dad, 34, Dies Weeks After Crash Returning From Work, Campaign Says Stafford Dad, 34, Dies Weeks After Crash Returning From Work, Campaign Says
Stafford Dad, 34, Dies Weeks After Crash Returning From Work, Campaign Says A 34-year-old Northern Virginia man has died weeks after suffering serious injuries in a crash on his way home from work, loved ones say. Dominique Battle, of Stafford, was returning home from work when he suffered a broken femur, broken ankle, and serious head trauma Thursday, April 4, according to a GoFundMe campaign that had been launched for his recovery. Dominique's obituary said he died at the Capital Caring Advance Home Care & Hospice Center in Aldie, VA, on Friday, May 17, 2024. Details in the crash were not immediately available. He is survived by his parents, Lynn D. Coo…
Jocelyn Reyes, 18, Of Loudoun County Dies Jocelyn Reyes, 18, Of Loudoun County Dies
Jocelyn Reyes, 18, Of Loudoun County Dies Jocelyn Reyes, an 18-year-old Loudoun County resident, died on Saturday, May 18. A GoFundMe launched in memory of Reyes, of Leesburg, remembers her as a "sweet, caring, creative, beautiful little girl." On his business Facebook page, Jocelyn's father said she was "amazing" and "full of life." A cause of death was not announced.  A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 30, at the Washington Iglesia Apostolica on Braddock Road in Fairfax. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 31, at the Leesburg Union Cemetery.  Click here for details and here to donate to Jocelyn's f…
Alexandria Attorney, 42, Dies An Organ Donor: 'Last Physical Gifts Exemplify Enormous Heart' Alexandria Attorney, 42, Dies An Organ Donor: 'Last Physical Gifts Exemplify Enormous Heart'
Alexandria Attorney, 42, Dies An Organ Donor: 'Last Physical Gifts Exemplify Enormous Heart' The legacy of a 42-year-old attorney from Alexandria will be kept alive with a brand-new scholarship fund. Mitchell Ethan Lucarelli died on Monday, May 13, according to his obituary on the Elmwood Chapel website. Ethan died an organ donor, "the last physical gifts he gave exemplified his enormous heart and love for others," his obituary says. A cause of death was not made public. An adjunct professor at GWU, Ethan served as the chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), according to the GWU website.  "Ethan successfully built, and mana…
Popular School Employee Dies Suddenly Spreading Shock Through Fairfax County Popular School Employee Dies Suddenly Spreading Shock Through Fairfax County
Popular School Employee Dies Suddenly Spreading Shock Through Fairfax County The sudden death of a 43-year-old school employee and father is spreading shockwaves through Fairfax County. Matt Rice, of Fairax, died unexpectedly on May 18, 2024, according to his obituary on the Fairfax Memorial Home website.  Posted by Matt Rice on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 He leaves behind his wife, Christina; son, Clayton; parents, Ronald and Shannon; brother, sister-in-law, and niece, Ryan, Lindsay, and Rylea, mother-in-law, Cynthia Miller and brother-in-law, Ryan Fowler, and countless more. A GoFundMe for Matt's family had raised more than $51,000 as of press time…
Arlington Photographer Who Divulged Silver Lining Of Cancer Diagnosis Dies, 41 Arlington Photographer Who Divulged Silver Lining Of Cancer Diagnosis Dies, 41
Arlington Photographer Who Divulged Silver Lining Of Cancer Diagnosis Dies, 41 Rachel Hegarty, an Arlington photographer, has died after battling cancer for more than a year. Hegarty, 41, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2024 surrounded by her family, according to her obituary on the Murphy Funeral Homes website. Pic by Cait Kramer Photography Makeup by Carla Pressley - Makeup/Hair Stylist Hair by CUTTING EDGE BY MORA Posted by Rachel E.H. Photography on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Hegarty had been diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer on Valentine's Day of 2023. Last year, she told Daily Voice that the silver living of her diagnosis is that it brought her closer…
Death Of Former Loudoun County Football Player Spreads Shock, Sadness Death Of Former Loudoun County Football Player Spreads Shock, Sadness
Death Of Former Loudoun County Football Player Spreads Shock, Sadness Profound sadness spread following the death of former Loudoun County football player Jayson Herd. Herd, 21, who played for Independence High School before graduating in 2022 died on Saturday, May 18. In a Facebook post, Jayson's mother said she found him unresponsive.  Circumstances around Herd's death were not immediately clear. Jayson was my niece's big brother. Their mother found him unresponsive early Saturday morning and tried to revive him.... Posted by Joi N. Jude on Monday, May 20, 2024 More than $12,500 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Herd's family as of press time. A memor…
Ryan Jones, Fairfax County Sommelier, Dies After Cancer Battle, 40 Ryan Jones, Fairfax County Sommelier, Dies After Cancer Battle, 40
Ryan Jones, Fairfax County Sommelier, Dies After Cancer Battle, 40 Ryan Jones, 40, a certified Sommelier from Fairfax County, died on May 13, 2024 at his childhood home surrounded by family after a battle with neuroendocrine carcinoma, his obituary on the Demaine Funeral Home site says.  Ryan graduated from Fairfax High School and went on to attend Radford University, where he was a member of the 2003 Division II National Champion Rugby Team, his obituary reads.  According to his LinkedIn page, Ryan earned a degree in sports medicine but would go on to become a certified sommelier. He earned a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and S…
Goodbye Tattoo Tom: DMV Pediatric Cancer Community Loses Pillar Of Strength Goodbye Tattoo Tom: DMV Pediatric Cancer Community Loses Pillar Of Strength
Goodbye Tattoo Tom: DMV Pediatric Cancer Community Loses Pillar Of Strength Members of the pediatric cancer community across the DMV are mourning the loss of Thomas Miller, who died unexpectedly on April 18, according to a campaign launched in support of his children. Miller, who was more well-known as Tattoo Tom, founded the StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation as a single dad, in honor of his daughter, Shayla. On the StillBrave website, Tom detailed how his daughter's sinus infection turned out to be a massive cancerous tumor consuming two thirds of her chest, he wrote on the StillBrave website. After her death, Tom went on to dedicate more than a decade of hi…
DC Man 'In And Out Of Hospital All His Life' Dies There After Maryland Crash DC Man 'In And Out Of Hospital All His Life' Dies There After Maryland Crash
DC Man 'In And Out Of Hospital All His Life' Dies There After Maryland Crash A father is rallying the community's support for his son following a fatal two-vehicle crash as he hopes to provide him a proper send off. DC resident Tyrone Allen, Jr., 25,  was killed in a crash shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday May 5 on 3600 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland involving a sedan and pick-up truck, according to investigators. Investigators from the Prince George's County Police Department determined that both vehicles collided in the eastbound lane of the road, causing Allen's fatal injuries. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The …
DC Business Analyst Timothy Han Dies, 24: 'Cornerstone Of Community' DC Business Analyst Timothy Han Dies, 24: 'Cornerstone Of Community'
DC Business Analyst Timothy Han Dies, 24: 'Cornerstone Of Community' A Yale University grad just months into his corporate job has died at 24 years old. Timothy Han died on April 18, 2024, surrounded by family and friends, according to a GoFundMe page launched to cover medical costs and burial expenses. The campaign remembers Tim as a "cornerstone of community, noting he left his family in South Korea and immigrated to the United States and embarking on an array of pursuits. Tim attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a prep school in New Hampshire, where he co-founded the school's first Asian-American student affinity club and involved himself in as many others …
Las Vegas Death Of Gay Pop Star From Arlington After Weekend Escape Shatters Hearts Las Vegas Death Of Gay Pop Star From Arlington After Weekend Escape Shatters Hearts
Las Vegas Death Of Gay Pop Star From Arlington After Weekend Escape Shatters Hearts Shock and sadness spread along both the East and West coasts following the untimely death of an Arlington, VA native. After a weekend out with friends in Las Vegas, Joey Salinas, 40, reached out to his best friend saying he had been stranded on the side of a highway after his electric car died, according to a GoFundMe launched by family members. "Las Vegas has been a city of fun and memories for Joey. A place where he would gather with friends and even family throughout the years. Who knew that a city he loved to venture off to escape the realities of life would end in the ultimate heartbre…
Maryland Father Killed In Mass Northeast DC Shooting Had 'Vibrant Spirit, Promising Future' Maryland Father Killed In Mass Northeast DC Shooting Had 'Vibrant Spirit, Promising Future'
Maryland Father Killed In Mass Northeast DC Shooting Had 'Vibrant Spirit, Promising Future' Co-workers of a 29-year-old Maryland father who was gunned down during a mass drive-by shooting in Northeast DC earlier this month are rallying around their colleague in the days after her son's death. Largo resident Aubrey McLeod, 29, was shot and killed in the Carver-Langston neighborhood on Wednesday, April 11 in an incident that left five others - including two children - hospitalized with serious injuries. #Update: Chief Smith holds a news conference on the shooting that injured 6 people in the 1100 block of 21st Street Northeast tonight. pic.twitter.com/B6DRhDMQYJ — DC Police…
Virginia Boy, 10, Dies After Cancer Battle Virginia Boy, 10, Dies After Cancer Battle
Virginia Boy, 10, Dies After Cancer Battle Support is on the rise for the family of a 10-year-old Northern Virginia boy who died after a cancer battle. Alejandro Jose Abarca Pena died on Tuesday, April 9, after a battle with cancer, according to a campaign launched for his family.  More than $9,400 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Alejandro's family as of Tuesday, April 23. According to his obituary, Alejandro grew up in Manassas and Front Royal and was a third grader at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School. "Alejandro was a wonderful child, as many children, he had a fascination for monster trucks early in life. He…
Stafford High School Grad Devon Davati Dies Unexpectedly, 29 Stafford High School Grad Devon Davati Dies Unexpectedly, 29
Stafford High School Grad Devon Davati Dies Unexpectedly, 29 Devon Davati, a Virginia native, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, his obituary says. He was 29 years old. A King George native, Devon graduated from Stafford High School in 2012 before going on to earn his bachelors of science from the Southern New Hampshire University, his obituary says. Devon worked for CGI Federal in Falls Church, in the legal area for the Department of Justice supporting the Bureau of Immigration Appeals, according to his obit. Services are scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service. Click here for service information and …
Death Of Former Maryland Point Guard, Arlington Dad Kevin McLinton Stuns Community Death Of Former Maryland Point Guard, Arlington Dad Kevin McLinton Stuns Community
Death Of Former Maryland Point Guard, Arlington Dad Kevin McLinton Stuns Community Shock and sadness spread following the death of Kevin McLinton, a former standout basketball player for the University of Maryland and loving Arlington dad. McLinton, 52, had asked for prayers on Facebook on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from a hospital bed. That very day, the team announced his passing. Looking for some prayers!!! Could definitely use them. Posted by Kevin McLinton on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 The Maryland Men's Basketball family mourns the passing of former guard Kevin McLinton, who played 91 games as a Terp and was a co-captain his senior seasonWe send our thought…
Seizure Suspected In DC Mom's Fatal Fall Into Potomac River: Family Seizure Suspected In DC Mom's Fatal Fall Into Potomac River: Family
Seizure Suspected In DC Mom's Fatal Fall Into Potomac River: Family Tragic details have come to light in the death of a Washington DC mother. Shameka Golson, 39, was enjoying the view of the Potomac River at Georgetown Pier when she suffered a seizure, resulting in her death on Saturday, April 13, her children said on a GoFundMe. Citing a police report, FOX News said witnesses heard Golson make a noise that sounded as though she was in distress before she leaned over and fell into the water around 7:30 p.m. Golson was not moving and was found facedown in the water when DC Fire responded, FOX reports. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Gols…
Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting
Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting Support is swelling around the family of 15-year-old Niomi Russell, who was shot and killed over the weekend by drive-by shooters in Southeast DC.  Russell, a Northwest DC native, was found shot and killed late on Sunday, April 14 inside an apartment building in the 2400 block of Elvans Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Metropolitan Police Department who heard the gunshots ring out and rushed to investigate the incident. According to police, the investigation determined that unknown suspects opened fire from a vehicle targeting people outside the building. Af…
Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say
Former Marine, 23, Died Doing What He Loved In Alexandria Motorcycle Crash, Loved Ones Say A 23-year-old Alexandria motorcyclist killed in a crash on Tuesday, April 9 has been identified as a former US Marine. Kaden Olsen was broadsided by a DASH bus on Duke and North Ripley streets just after 5 p.m., police in Alexandria said. He died at the scene. A GoFundMe for Olsen's family remembered him as being "larger than life." "He passed doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle," reads the campaign launched by Brooke Jensen. Kaden graduated early from high school and went on to fulfill his dreams of joining the Marine Corps, Jensen writes. He was honorably discharged in …
Teen's Spirit 'Here Every Step Of The Way' After Being Killed In DC Metro Station, Family Says Teen's Spirit 'Here Every Step Of The Way' After Being Killed In DC Metro Station, Family Says
Teen's Spirit 'Here Every Step Of The Way' After Being Killed In DC Metro Station, Family Says Thousands of dollars have been raised by the community on behalf of the family of a 14-year-old who was shot and killed in a Metro station in Northeast DC last week. Avion Evans was identified by the Metropolitan Police Department as the teenager who was killed when a fight broke out on the platform of the Brookland-Catholic University Metro Station in the 800 block Monroe Street NE.  The shooting was reported shortly before 4 p.m. on April 4. Upon arrival, officers found Evans suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the station by DC Fire and EMS personn…
Slain GW Student's Memory Lives On In Galapagos Slain GW Student's Memory Lives On In Galapagos
Slain GW Student's Memory Lives On In Galapagos The memory of a George Washington University student killed while studying abroad will live on in the Galapagos Islands. Antonella Galindo Merlo died in a car accident while studying at the University of Melbourne earlier this month, the GW Hatchet says citing university officials. Antonella's family is raising money to save the Giant Manta Rays of Ecuador, specifically through an organization dedicated to protecting the species — a cause Antonella cared about deeply. "Antonella was a brilliant soul who left us too soon," reads the campaign. "She was passionate about the conservation of th…
VA Mom Sandra 'Nunee' Smith Bellfield Dies Of Anoxic Brain Injury, Family Says VA Mom Sandra 'Nunee' Smith Bellfield Dies Of Anoxic Brain Injury, Family Says
VA Mom Sandra 'Nunee' Smith Bellfield Dies Of Anoxic Brain Injury, Family Says Sandra Smith Bellfield, affectionately known as Nunee, died on March 26, 2024. She was 48 years old. According to a GoFundMe launched for her family, Sandra died of anoxic brain injury. "Our mother was a strong, fierce, loving and caring woman," the campaign says. "The love pouring in shows us just how loved she was from everyone, she was definitely one of a kind ! #LongLiveNunee." Sandra's obituary on the Loudoun Funeral Chapels website says that she "graced this world with her unparalleled kindness and compassion," and had a love for music and an infectious laugh with a "dancing spi…
DMV Comedian Remembered For 'Living Life To The Fullest,' Infectious Laugh In DC DMV Comedian Remembered For 'Living Life To The Fullest,' Infectious Laugh In DC
DMV Comedian Remembered For 'Living Life To The Fullest,' Infectious Laugh In DC Tributes are pouring in days after a beloved comedian from the DMV region died unexpectedly at the age of 31.  Osaige "Jay" Agbon, a man known to shoot for the stars and put a smile on peoples' faces, passed away, his friends and family confirmed on social media, and now the community is rallying around them in their moment of need. "Jay spent his time here living his life to the fullest - not only perfecting his craft to the best of his ability, but also putting equal - if not more, effort into touching the hearts of everyone around him," organizers of a fundraiser for the family in W…
Massanutten Military Academy Grad Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obit Massanutten Military Academy Grad Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obit
Massanutten Military Academy Grad Alexis DeLuca Dies Suddenly, 20: Obit Alexis Nicole DeLuca, of Moorestown, died suddenly on March 22, according to an obituary published by Falco, Caruso & Leonard Funeral Home. She was 20 years old. Alexis was a 2021 graduate of the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, VA, her obituary said. After graduation, Alexis worked for the US Post Office in Rio Grande. My heart hurts beyond belief. So incredibly hard to watch one of my best friends Kathy Raroha embark on this path. No... Posted by Kimberly Brody Muckenfuss on Sunday, March 24, 2024 While she was in high school, she worked as a lifeguard and swi…
Former US Navy Aviation Tech Eric Clevinger Of Loudoun County Dies Suddenly, 45 Former US Navy Aviation Tech Eric Clevinger Of Loudoun County Dies Suddenly, 45
Former US Navy Aviation Tech Eric Clevinger Of Loudoun County Dies Suddenly, 45 Eric Clevinger of Leesburg died unexpectedly on Friday, March 22, 2024, according to his obituary on the Loudoun Funeral Chapel website. He was 45 years old. Eric's obituary says he served as an aviation electronics technician in the US Navy, earning the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. According to his LinkedIn page, Eric spent 14 years with the US Navy before working for Thorlabs, Inc., where he held a variety of positions. Most recently, Eric served as the facilities director of Christian Fellowship Church. He'll be remembered for his "dad joke" sense of humor, and the fierce lo…