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Second man arrested in connection with April 29, 2023 fatal crash on Old Bridge Rd.


Fatal Crash Investigation *ARREST –
On November 2, 2023 crash investigators from the Prince William County Police Department arrested the driver involved in the fatal single vehicle crash that occurred in the area of Old Bridge Rd. and Colby Dr. in Woodbridge (22192) on April 29 which killed a 30-year-old male passenger inside the vehicle.

In late May, information was received which initially identified the suspected driver involved. Based on the initial information received, arrest warrants were obtained for that individual who was identified as a 55-year-old Woodbridge man. The individual came forward and was cooperative with investigators.

Based on additional information received, and recent results of DNA evidence collected at the scene, the actual driver was identified as Austin Michael WOOLFE. Initial information given by WOOLFE to police at the time of the crash in April contributed to the false identification of the driver previously sought in the investigation.

Upon consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, the arrest warrants for that individual were recalled by the Prince William County Circuit Court.

On November 2, following the investigation, the actual driver, identified as the accused, was arrested in connection to the fatal crash and providing false information to police.
•Arrested on November 2, 2023:
Austin Michael WOOLFE, 33, of 307 Walnut Dr in Fredericksburg
Charged with reckless driving and filing a false police report
Court Date: Pending | Bond: $5,000 secured

Fatal Crash Investigation [Previously Released] – On April 29, 2023 at 11:15PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the intersection of Old Bridge Rd. and Colby Dr. in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a two-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed the driver of a 2020 Kia Sorento was stopped at a red traffic light on Old Bridge Rd. at the intersection with Colby Dr. when the driver of a 2011 Ford F-150 truck, identified as the accused, failed to stop, striking the Kia from behind.
The Ford truck continued off of the roadway before striking a light pole and coming to rest. The driver of the Ford truck then fled prior to police arriving at the scene. A 30-year-old male passenger in the Ford truck was initially transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
On May 19, crash investigators were notified that the passenger died as a result of his injuries sustained during the crash. The driver of the Kia was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are actively seeking to confirm the identity of the driver of the Ford truck. Investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact police. The investigation continues.

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