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Driver who fatally struck pedestrian arrested by Alexandria police

The driver who struck and killed local resident Roy Saravia Alvarez on Saturday, Nov. 13, has been arrested by the Alexandria Police Department.

Police said that a warrant for involuntary manslaughter was issued and 45-year-old Fredy Ortiz-Dominguez of Hyattsville, Maryland, turned himself in to police custody yesterday (Thursday). Ortiz-Dominguez is being held at the Alexandria Detention Center without bail.

The crash occurred at 8:10 p.m. on Sunday at the 200 block of West Glebe Road in Arlandria. The victim was declared dead at the scene. Ortiz-Dominguez remained at the scene.

In a GoFundMe established to help cover funeral expenses, Alvarez’ family described him as a beloved grandfather who was kind-hearted and humorous. The GoFundMe has raised $16,125, exceeding its original goal.

Police noted that anyone with additional information is asked to contact investigators.

This case still remains an ongoing investigation, anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to please contact the investigating officer, Ofc. Wes Vitale at 703.746.6178 or call APD’s non-emergency number at 703.746.4444.  Tips or information can be anonymously submitted.

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