Vehicle Strikes, Kills Gainesville Pedestrian at Somerset Crossing Drive

Pedestrian was 72-year-old local man


Fatal Crash Investigation – On July 14 at 7:16 a.m. Prince William County officers responded to the intersection of Somerset Crossing Drive and Forkland Way in Gainesville to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian.

The investigation revealed the driver of a 2011 Honda Odyssey was traveling east on Somerset Crossing Way approaching the intersection with Forkland Way when the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.

Fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene where the pedestrian was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene. Speed, alcohol, or drug use were not factors in the collision with the driver of the vehicle. The investigation continues.

The deceased pedestrian was identified as Chyi Mao, 72, of Gainesville.

The driver of the 2011 Honda Odyssey was identified as a 77-year-old woman of Gainesville.

According to sources, neighbors have contacted their elected leaders advocating for traffic measures to slow traffic in that area, making the road safer. 

The photo depicts fire & rescue units responding to a different incident. 

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