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Drunk driver hits man and dog, out for walk on Old Bridge Rd. June 18

Fatal Crash Investigation – On Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 9:44PM, investigators with the Prince William County Police Department’s Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Old Bridge Rd. and Cape Cod Ct. in the Lake Ridge area of Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian, according to Master Police Officer Renee Carr
Public Information Officer.

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.
          The pedestrian was identified as Luis Alfredo PEREZ, 45, of Woodbridge
          Arrested on June 18:
          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

Master Police Officer Renee Carr
Public Information Officer
T: 703.792.5123 | F: 703.792.7056
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