Fatal Crash Investigation – Old Bridge Rd. and Cape Cod Ct. in Woodbridge VA

Banze Mwenze GENTILOn June 18 at 9:44PM, investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Old Bridge Rd. and Cape Cod Ct. in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2016 Ford Focus was traveling westbound on Old Bridge Rd., just past Cape Cod Ct., when the vehicle left the roadway and drove onto the sidewalk where the vehicle then struck a pedestrian who was walking his dog. The vehicle continued traveling before it struck a communications box and a Dominion Power pole, causing the pole to snap and fall into the roadway. Responding officers and bystanders provided first aid to the pedestrian until rescue personnel arrived. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of the injuries sustained during the crash. The dog, identified as a male Akita between 5-7 years old, died at the scene. Investigators determined the driver of the vehicle, identified as the accused, was intoxicated, and took him into custody. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Banze Mwenze GENTIL, was arrested.

Identified: The pedestrian was identified as Luis Alfredo PEREZ, 45, of Woodbridge

Arrested on June 18: [No Photo Available] Banze Mwenze GENTIL, 40, of 15705 Cloverdale Rd. in Woodbridge Charged with DUI involuntary manslaughter, DUI, and failure to wear seatbelt Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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