Fairfax, VA (September 6, 2020) – One woman lost her life after her involvement in a multi-vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer at approximately 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County.
The deceased woman has been identified as Ana Beatriz Cruz-Bonilla, 33, of Washington, D.C.
According to the accident report, a tractor-trailer was traveling south on I-95 near the 161-mile marker and U.S. 1 when the driver came upon stalled traffic. They were unable to stop in time, lost control of their vehicle while running off the side of I-95, and ran into a guard rail.
The truck continued driving along the guard rail until it struck the rear-end of a Lexus IS250. It then continued on until it struck another vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Tuscon, being driven by Ana Beatriz Cruz-Bonilla. It kept driving along the left-hand shoulder of the roadway through a bollard-blocked crossover, and across the express lanes of I-95.
The tractor-trailer then struck the wall of the interstate and came to a stop off of the left-hand shoulder of the Purple Heart Bridge just over the Occoquan River.
Cruz-Bonilla and her passenger were transported to Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge. Cruz-Bonilla passed away at the hospital shortly after arriving, and her unidentified passenger is being treated for serious injuries they sustained in the wreck.
The tractor-trailer’s driver was identified as Bing Kun Tse, 59. He was not injured in the wreck but was charged with reckless driving.
An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck is being carried out by the Virginia State Police Fairfax Crash Reconstruction team as well as the VSP Motor Carrier Safety Troopers.
No further information has been provided at this time.
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