Woman Dies After Exiting Moving Jeep In Dumfries: Police

DUMFRYES, Va. — A woman died Saturday morning after getting out of a moving Jeep on Williamstown Drive in Dumfries, Prince William County Police said.

Authorities have identified the woman as Stephanie De La Cruz Moreno Medina, a 30-year-old woman from Woodbridge. She died Saturday morning in hospital.

Jeep driver Gustavo A. Barajona Benitez was arrested on Saturday. He is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license. His trial date is pending and his bond is listed as unavailable.

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At about 1:45 am on Saturday, officers went to investigate the accident near the intersection of Williamstown Drive and US 1 in Dumfries. Officials said Barajona Benítez, driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, slowed down and made a right turn onto Williamstown Drive.

Passengers got out of the moving vehicle when the Jeep slowed, police said. Police found her unconscious on the road. They provided first aid until an ambulance arrived.

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First responders took passenger Moreno Medina to a regional hospital. She died Saturday morning.

Authorities at the scene said the driver was intoxicated and driving without a license. He was taken into custody, according to the police station.

Investigators believe Moreno Medina may have been under the influence of alcohol as well.

Authorities are trying to talk to anyone who may have seen the crash. Anyone with more information should contact police at 703-792-7000. Tips can also be submitted online.

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