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F.C. Woman Dies after Car Crash, Police Say Speed Was a Factor

A local woman died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a Tuesday car crash.

A local woman died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a Tuesday car crash.

According to reports from the Fairfax County Police Department, Natalie Miranda, 20, of Nealon Drive in Falls Church, was traveling with two male teens, 17 and 18, in her 1991 Honda Accord on Cherokee Avenue. The 17-year-old, unlicensed, was driving the car, according to police reports.

The car struck a 2008 Toyota Highlander driven by a 44-year-old woman after the driver lost control of the Accord near Patuxent Way.

Both Miranda and the 18-year-old in her car were sent to Inova Fairfax Hospital. There, the teen’s injuries were deemed not life-threatening. Miranda died Wednesday evening. The 17-year-old and the 44-year-old were not injured.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash. The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating.

According to the Facebook group “Prayer for Natalie Miranda,” a viewing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 2 – 9 p.m. at the cemetery at 7400 Lee Highway, Falls Church. A funeral will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the same place.