Tractor-trailer driver charged in deadly I-95 wreck

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 22:35:51-04

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- State police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer along I-95 in Fairfax County Saturday morning.

Troopers were called to the three-vehicle crash in the interstate's northbound lanes near the Occoquan Bridge just after 10:10 a.m.

"A tractor-trailer traveling south on I-95 came upon stopped traffic,"a state police spokesperson said. "The driver lost control, ran off the left side of I-95 and struck the guardrail. The tractor-trailer continued down the left shoulder, scraping the guardrail, when it struck the rear of a Lexus IS250. The tractor-trailer continued on the shoulder and struck a 2018 Hyundai Tucson. The tractor-trailer then continued off the left shoulder, through a cross-over blocked by bollards and across the southbound I-95 Express Lanes. The tractor-trailer struck the jersey wall and finally came to rest off the left shoulder of the Purple Heart Bridge over the Occoquan River."

The driver of the Hyundai, 33-year-old Ana Beatriz Cruz-Bonilla, of Washington, D.C., and her passenger were taken to Sentara Hospital in Woodbridge.

Officials said Cruz-Bonilla succumbed to her injuries.

The passenger is being treated for serious injuries, troopers said.

None of the four people in the Lexus were injured, state police said.

The driver of the semi, 59-year-old Bing Kun Tse, of the Bronx, N.Y., was not hurt; nor was his passenger.

Tse was charged with reckless driving.

"The Virginia State Police Fairfax Division Crash Reconstruction Team and Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Troopers responded to the scene and are assisting with the ongoing crash investigation," a state police spokesperson said.

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