WASHINGTON - A man who was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle by a drunk driver in the District has been identified as a veteran reporter for USA Today.
Officials say 53-year-old Oren Dorell, of Northeast, DC died at the hospital after he was struck while riding his motorcycle in Northeast DC Friday night.
DC Police say officers responded to the 1100 block of H Street, Northeast for reports of a crash. They say that Dorell, who was riding his motorcycle, when he was struck by a person in a Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Camry, now identified as 47-year-old Daryl Grant Alexander of Southeast, DC left the scene after the collision, according to officials. They say Alexander was found to have been driving under the influence.
Dorrell was taken by DC Fire and EMS to a local hospital, where despite all-saving efforts he died from his injuries.
Dorrell, who worked for USA Today as a reporter for 13 years, was married with two sons. His wife Virginia said to FOX 5 she is overwhelmed by the loss. She said she did attend Alexander's arraignment.
Investigators say Alexander was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder, Driving under the Influence, and Leaving after Colliding.
USA Today says staffer Owen Ullmann, who served as Dorell's editor for many years, said of the reporter": "Intrepid on assignment, passionate about his work and determined to serve readers at great personal risk."
We lost a colleague on Friday. @OrenDorell, was killed in a hit-and-run. Owen Ullmann, who served as Oren's editor for many years, remembers him: "Intrepid on assignment, passionate about his work and determined to serve readers at great personal risk." https://t.co/pZdYGshaUP— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) June 11, 2018