Date: December 4, 2013
Contact: Sergeant Lelani Woods, (202) 619-7163
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2013
** Man Accused of Negligent Homicide Arrested**
WASHINGTON - Carlos Joel Alonso, 24, of Maryland was presented before a Judge at the District of Columbia Superior Court yesterday on a complaint charging that he left the scene of a crash prior to the arrival responding emergency personnel.
The crash occurred on October 11, 2013, on Memorial Drive and Arlington Memorial Circle. The United States Park Police investigated the crash which revealed negligence of the operator resulting in the fatality of passenger; Katherine Jane Brannon RAHIM who died from injuries sustained in the crash. Alonso who left the scene was found several hours later at Columbia Island Marina.
As a result of the United States Park Police investigation a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant was issued for Carlos Joel Alonso charging him with negligent homicide. On December 3, 2013 Alonso turned himself into a Park Police processing facility and was later presented in court. Alonso surrendered his passport and was released with a preliminary hearing scheduled for December 13, 2013.