Re­porter fa­tally hit by ve­hi­cle

The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - BY TOM JACK­MAN tom.jack­man@wash­post.com

A re­porter for USA To­day was killed Fri­day night when a car struck him as he was riding a mo­tor­cy­cle through the H Street night­club area in North­east Wash­ing­ton, D.C. po­lice said. Of­fi­cers later ar­rested the car’s driver and charged him with mur­der.

The vic­tim was Oren Dorell, 53, of North­east. Po­lice said he was riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX mo­tor­cy­cle east in the 1100 block of H Street at about 8:30 p.m. when he col­lided with a 2006 Toy­ota Camry. Dorell was pro­nounced dead at a hospi­tal, po­lice said.

The driver fled in the Camry. Later Fri­day, po­lice found the man whom they be­lieve to be the driver. Daryl Grant Alexan­der, 47, of South­east Wash­ing­ton, was ar­rested and charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence and leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent.

Karimah Bi­lal, a D.C. po­lice spokes­woman, said Satur­day that po­lice typ­i­cally seek a mur­der charge in fa­tal col­li­sion cases when they be­lieve the driver was drunk.

Alexan­der made his first court ap­pear­ance Satur­day and was or­dered held with­out bond, court records show.

Dorell was a for­eign af­fairs and break­ing news re­porter for USA To­day, where he had worked since 2005, ac­cord­ing to his LinkedIn page. He pre­vi­ously worked for the Raleigh News & Ob­server and the Akron Bea­con Jour­nal and was a grad­u­ate of Tem­ple Univer­sity.

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