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Man killed in Prince William crash

A Woodbridge man died Sunday after he was hit by an SUV driver in Prince William, county police said Monday.

Police responded to the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Prince William Parkway at around 12:49 a.m., where they found Carlos Medina, 39, dead at the scene of a crash, according to a press release.

Acuna. (Prince William Police)

A 1998 Isuzu Rodeo was heading north on Jefferson Davis when Medina crossed in its path, police said.

The driver of the Isuzu, who police identified as Jose A. Acuna, 50, of Alexandria, fled the scene but witnesses provided police with information that led to his capture.

Acuna, who was charged with voluntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license, was held without bond. He has a court date scheduled for June 1.

-- David P. Marino-Nachison

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 3, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Pr. William , Traffic Accidents  
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When oh when are the states going to get tough on people who commit violations while driving on a suspended license??????

People are stopped for speeding, DUI and other violations with a suspended license...I know it will never happen but there should be some type of mandatory sentence for this...It can 90 days or whatever, just something....

Posted by: pentagon40 | May 3, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This guy was drunk which is a terrible thing however, there is another issue here as well. I live not far from this area an area which always saturated with loads of hispanics some of which cross in non cross walk areas, some of which run across during rush hour traffic and last but not least i've almost hit several because they do this as well when it's dark out and you don't see them until the last moment. No one should drink and drive but at the same time some of these people who get hit put themselves at risk by the chances they take crossing that stretch of route 1 as it has become a very busy and traveled road since the big housing boom in Prince William County.

Posted by: papaskynz | May 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Adios Amigo!

Posted by: Nina6 | May 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Cherokee316 | May 3, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I live very close to this area, and there are many issues at hand.
First: I feel Prince William County Police and the hispanic leaders in the area should educate the Hispanic community on our traffic laws, I've traveled down rt1 many times and seen Hispanics standing in the middle of the street wearing dark clothes at night. I've seen women with children standing in between traffic lanes at night. Also there is a valley there between two large hills when the sun is setting you can't see very much in that area and people will still be standing in the street.
second: Police road blocks or 100% license checks should be conducted weekly in the area and remove violators off the road and impound vehicles,it should not be hard to ticket the jaywalkers it happens all day long. Take a look at how many hit and runs there are in the area, people are running due to not having insurance, no license, no citizenship papers and drunk. PWC needs to get proactive.

Posted by: BASSMASTER14JON14JON | May 3, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

To be on the safe side they should just do an illegal immigration sweep through the Woodbridge neighborhood east of route 1. Collect them and deport them.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 4, 2010 4:58 AM | Report abuse

zcxnissan - How do you know their immigration status? I didn't see it mentioned in the article.

Posted by: BellaPanhead | May 4, 2010 5:55 AM | Report abuse

why cant alchohol be illegal and MMJ be legal?

Posted by: dejesusjm | May 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

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