Driver Who Fatally Struck Woodbridge Girl Will Not Be Charged: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA — The driver who fatally struck an 8-year-old girl outside her Lake Ridge home last month will not face criminal charges, authorities announced.

The girl, Jordynn Manning, died on Saturday after clinging to life for weeks.

On Saturday, the Prince William County Police Department identified the driver who hit Manning as a 69-year-old woman.

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The crash occurred around 6 p.m. on April 10. The woman was driving at a low speed on Nutmeg Court when she hit the 8-year-old girl who was sitting in the roadway while playing.

The girl was then stuck under the car for several minutes, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the scene and lifted the car off the girl before taking her to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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At one point, the girl entered cardiac arrest before first responders initiated CPR to resuscitate her.

Though initial signs were positive, Manning’s family noted that her brain was without oxygen for too long, leaving her with severe brain damage. Last week, they decided to donate her organs.

Friends, family members, and hospital employees honored Manning at a “hero walk” on Friday. Manning later died on Saturday morning.


Investigators believe that speed, alcohol, and drug use were not factors in the crash.

On Saturday, the police department said the driver would not face criminal charges, after a consultation with the commonwealth’s attorney.

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