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10 Year Old Girl Died from a Hit-and-Run Accident

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A 14-hour manhunt ended on August 22 when a man from Fairfax County surrendered to Maryland State Police and was charged in a hit-and-run accident in which a 10-year-old Montgomery County girl died from the personal injuries she sustained.

Shortly before midnight on August 21, 32-year-old Michael Eaton was driving his Range Rover at a high rate of speed on a suspended license when he collided with a Jeep Cherokee carrying a family of four on Interstate 270. The crash took the life of Jasmine Warr and left her parents and an 11-year-old girl with personal injuries.

According to police, Eaton continued driving for nearly a mile before he abandoned the Range Rover and fled on foot. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 22, he turned himself in to the state police barracks in Rockville, Maryland.

Eaton was charged with felony hit-and-run and according to Sgt. Michael Brennan, he was cooperating with the police.

According to Brennan, at the time of the crash, Eaton was driving on a suspended Virginia driver’s license, but when the suspension was ordered and what the offense was, was unclear. According to court records, in October it was suspended for six months for reckless driving.

All four of the Jeep Cherokee’s passengers transported to hospitals. Jasmine received transport to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and was pronounced dead at approximately 1 a.m. on August 22. Her parents, 53-year-old William Warr and 45-year-old Angela Warr received transport to Suburban Hospital in Betheseda, Maryland with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other girl, 11-year-old Cortavia Harris, received air transport to Children’s National Medical Center, but has since been listed in stable condition. According to police, her legal guardians are William and Angela Warr.