ARLINGTON, Va. – A vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of April 17, 2021, is now being investigated as a fatality after the driver of one of the involved vehicles passed away from injuries sustained as a result of the crash.
At approximately 2:31 a.m. on April 17, police were dispatched to the area of Washington Boulevard westbound at Arlington Boulevard eastbound for the report of a crash with injuries. Upon arrival, it was determined that the driver of a tractor trailer was slowing down as he approached the Arlington Boulevard overpass when he was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. Arriving officers and medics rendered aid to the driver, who was subsequently extricated from the pick-up truck by the Arlington County Fire Department. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Eduardo Mendez-Aranda, 19, of Arlington, Va., was transported by medics to an area hospital with critical injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on April 27, 2021.
This crash remains under investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective L. Lugasi at 703-228-4054 or email@example.com. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).