WOODBRIDGE, VA – A drunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian and their dog in Woodbridge late Saturday night. 

According to WUSA, the fatal accident took place on Old Bridge Road near Cape Cod Court around 10:00 PM on June 18th.

A 2016 Ford Focus was traveling westbound on Old Bridge Road when the vehicle exited the roadway and crashed onto the sidewalk at high speed, hitting both the pedestrian and their dog. The Ford also struck a communications box and knocked down a power pole before coming to a stop. 

The pedestrian, identified as 45-year-old Luis Perez, suffered critical injuries and died after arriving at the hospital. His dog, a 5-year-old Akita, died at the scene.

Police identified the driver of the Ford Focus as Banze Gentil. They have been charged with DUI involuntary manslaughter. 

If someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, the law offices of Paul A. Samakow will do everything in our power to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call 844-I-ANSWER today to learn more about how you can receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, auto repairs, and other related expenses.

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