Monday, April 25, 2016

Pedestrian in Fatal South Belvidere Collision Identified

April 23, 2016

A pedestrian involved in a fatal collision with a vehicle this morning on South Belvidere Street has died.

At approximately 1:03 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, Wilson I. Herrarte-Barahona, 19, of the 4800 block of Wheatstone Drive, Fairfax, Va. was attempting to cross the South Belvidere Street crosswalk when he was struck and killed. The incident occurred in the intersection of South Belvidere Street and Cumberland Street.

The vehicle that struck him, a Volkswagen Jetta, was travelling southbound in the center lane on South Belvidere Street when a group of pedestrians crossed the street despite a red traffic signal. A vehicle ahead of the Jetta slowed and came to a stop to avoid striking the group of pedestrians. The driver of the Jetta then changed lanes in an attempt to go around the stopped vehicle.

As the Jetta approached the intersection at Cumberland Street, the group of pedestrians emerged from the front of the stopped vehicle. As the driver of the Jetta attempted to avoid striking the group, the right front of vehicle collided into the decedent. The pedestrian, Herrarte-Barahona, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene, where they took measurements and interviewed witnesses. The investigation is still on going.

Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Detective Larry Walker at 646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also submit a tip online at or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.