Fairfax County police are investigating after a Centreville man was struck by a car and killed, while walking in a crosswalk. The victim was Rafael Raymundo Bernal, 24, and the tragedy occurred last Thursday, June 11, around 9:48 p.m.
Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives said he was one of two men crossing Route 29 at the intersection of Centreville Farms Road. They say the driver of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe was traveling southbound on Route 29 when his vehicle struck them while they were in the crosswalk.
The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with detectives. Both men were taken to local hospitals. Bernal died from his injuries; the other victim’s injuries weren’t life-threatening. Preliminarily, say police, speed doesn’t appear to be a factor for the driver, but “alcohol may be a factor for the pedestrians.”
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-8477 or texting FCCS plus the tip to 847411.