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Suspect arrested in fatal hit and run accident Feb. 21 in Dumfries area


Fatal Hit and Run Investigation *ARREST –
Last Friday, April 19, investigators attempted to arrest the driver identified in the fatal hit & run collision that occurred in the area of Graham Park Rd. and Old Triangle Rd. in Dumfries on February 21. Investigators from the Prince William County Police Department’s Crash Investigation Unit received a tip in early April that ultimately led to the identity of the driver, according to Sgt. Jonathan Perok, spokesman for the police department.

During the investigation, Sgt. Perok said that investigators determined the driver, identified as the accused, was operating a 2005 Dodge Caravan when the vehicle struck and killed the victim who was walking in the above area, According to police reports, the accused failed to stop at the scene to render aid to the victim. The victim later died at an area hospital as a result of his injuries.

On April 19, police attempted to arrest the accused and execute a search warrant at his home in Triangle. Once the accused observed police at this residence, he attempted to flee out of a back door, Sgt, Perok said.

Officers eventually detained the accused before he was able to get away. Following the investigation, the driver, identified as Yohance Andrew TRIM, was arrested. The initial vehicle believed to be involved in striking the victim was later ruled out as having any part in the collision, Sgt. Perok added.
Arrested on April 19:
        Yohance Andrew TRIM, 33, of the 3600 block of Masthead Trl in Triangle
        Charged with felony hit & run
        Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

The victim was identified as Gregory D. SAWYER, 62, of Dumfries

Fatal Hit and Run [Previously Released] – On March 5, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit were notified of the death of the pedestrian involved in a hit & run crash that occurred in the area of Graham Park Rd. and Old Triangle Rd. in Dumfries on February 21. An autopsy conducted on March 6 confirmed that the injuries sustained by the pedestrian were from being struck by a vehicle. The striking vehicle was possibly a light colored, Ford pickup truck. A witness to the crash took a photo of the suspected vehicle involved [see attached]. The investigation continues.

Felony Hit and Run [Previously Released] – On February 21 at 6:29PM, investigators with the Crash Unit responded to the area of Graham Park Rd. and Old Triangle Rd. in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed an unknown vehicle was making a right turn from eastbound Graham Park Rd. onto southbound Old Triangle Rd. when it struck a 62-year-old man who was crossing the road. The vehicle stopped briefly before continuing southbound on Old Triangle Rd. The victim was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he was suffering from life threatening injuries. The vehicle may have been a light colored, newer model, Ford F350 dually pickup. The investigation continues.

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