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City police identify victim of fatal chain reaction accident Jan. 4; charges pending

On Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at 10:18 a.m., officers of the Manassas City Police Department responded to the intersection of Sudley Rd. and Godwin Dr. for a report of a traffic accident involving an overturned vehicle.

Investigation revealed a Jeep SUV was travelling on Godwin Dr. approaching the intersection with Sudley Rd. when it collided into the rear end of a Hyundai sedan that had previously been stopped at a red light at the intersection.

The initial collision between the Jeep SUV and Hyundai sedan resulted in a chain reaction causing the Hyundai sedan to be pushed into the rear end of a Toyota SUV that had also been stopped at the red light.

The driver of the Hyundai sedan, identified as Erasmo RAMOS GARCIA, 46, of Manassas, was transported to NOVANT Prince William Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The exact nature and cause of the accident remains under investigation with charges pending. Alcohol and/or drug use are not believed to be factors in the collision, according to SPO Charles Sharp.

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