USA Today reporter killed in DUI hit-and-run

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – USA Today reporter, Oren Dorell, was killed by a driver under the influence Friday night who left the scene after colliding with Dorell’s motorcycle.

Police say Dorell was travelling eastbound in the 1100 block of H Street, NE when a 2006 Toyota Camry collided with the vehicle.

Rescue crews took Dorell to a hospital where, officials say, he was pronounced dead after all life-saving efforts failed.

Police say the driver of the Camry was 47-year-old Daryl Alexander, of Southeast, D.C.

Investigators say Alexander was driving under the influence and did not stay on the scene after the collision.

Police have charged Alexander with second degree murder, driving under the influence, and leaving after colliding.

USA Today tweeted they are mourning the loss of their foreign affairs reporter.

“Oren enjoyed a journalism career that spanned two decades. He leaves behind his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Knapp Dorell, and two sons,” said USA Today in a tweet.

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