You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

UPDATED: Manassas woman charged with felony homicide in pedestrian crash that killed Manassas Park man, 74

  • Updated
  • 1
new generic police lights 1

A Manassas woman arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash that killed a Manassas Park man Monday night was further charged Tuesday after a police investigation determined she prevented the victim from calling 911 by taking his phone and throwing it before she fled the area, according to police. 

The new information led to additional charges against Keiry Beatriz Alvarez Contreras, 23, of Manassas.

Alvarez Contreras was charged Tuesday, Nov. 16, with felony homicide and preventing the summoning emergency services. She was initially arrested on Monday, Nov. 15, and charged with felony hit-and-run and no operator’s license, according to police. 

Alvarez Contreras was being held without bond at the Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center as of Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to Officer Renee Carr, Prince William County Police Department spokeswoman. 

Police investigators responded at 7:16 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 to the area of Centreville Road near Conner Drive in Manassas to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. 

The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling southbound on Centreville Road when the vehicle struck a pedestrianwho was walking in the roadway, Carr said in an earlier news release. 

The driver of the Sonata, later identified as Alvarez Contreras, continued driving off the roadway and onto the median before fleeing the area, police said. 

The pedestrian, identified as Jose Pastor Manzanares, 74, of Manassas Park, was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Tuesday, Nov. 16: Driver arrested in hit-and-run crash that kills Manassas Park man, 74

A Manassas woman was arrested and charged with felony hit and run in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash in Manassas Monday night that killed a 74-year-old Manassas Park man.

Police investigators responded at 7:16 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 to the area of Centreville Road near Conner Drive in Manassas to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling southbound on Centreville Road when the vehicle struck a pedestrian, who was walking in the roadway, according to Officer Renee Carr, Prince William County Police Department spokeswoman.

The driver of the Sonata continued driving off the roadway and onto the median before fleeing the area, Carr said in a news release.

The pedestrian, identified as Jose Pastor Manzanares, 74, of Manassas Park, was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash, the release said.

Fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash kills Manassas Park man, 74

Keiry Beatriz Alvarez Contreras, 23, of Manassas

Officers located the striking vehicle in the area of Burlington Court and identified a woman who was driving the vehicle at the time of the collision. Following the investigation, the driver, identified as Keiry Beatriz Alvarez Contreras, 23, was arrested.

Contreras, of Manassas, was charged with felony hit and run and no operator’s license. She was transferred to the Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center where a bond for her release was set at $10,000, the release said.

Contreras’s status was not immediately available Tuesday morning. The investigation into the crash continues, the release said.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

2020 was a year marked by hardships and challenges, but the Prince William community has proven resilient. The Prince William Times is honored to serve as your community companion. To say thank you for your continued support, we’d like to offer all our subscribers -- new or returning --

4 WEEKS FREE DIGITAL AND PRINT ACCESS.

We understand the importance of working to keep our community strong and connected. As we move forward together into 2021, it will take commitment, communication, creativity, and a strong connection with those who are most affected by the stories we cover.

We are dedicated to providing the reliable, local journalism you have come to expect. We are committed to serving you with renewed energy and growing resources. Let the Prince William Times be your community companion throughout 2021, and for many years to come.

Subscribe

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

(1) comment

someone

After she ran over him, she deprived him of his cellphone and abandoned him. I wonder where she worships.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Page Title

The future of Prince William Times now depends on community support. Your donation will help us continue to improve our journalism through in-depth local news coverage and expanded reader engagement.

Keeping you connected to the Community. Find or Submit your local event here..

Sign Up For Newsletters