Woman dies after opening door, falling from moving Jeep in Dumfries | Headlines

A 30-year-old Woodbridge woman died early Saturday morning after she opened the door of the jeep she was traveling in and fell into a road in Dumfries.

Police arrived in the area of ​​Williamstown Drive and US 1 at 1:43 am and found the victim, Stephanie De La Cruz Moreno Medina, unconscious. Jonathan Peroc said.

First aid was administered until the fire and rescue, and she was taken to hospital, where she died in the morning.

An investigation revealed that the driver of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, Gustavo A. Barajona Benitez, 38, of Dumfries, was driving north on U.S. Route 1, slowing down and turning right onto Williamstown Drive. rice field.

“As the vehicle slowed down, passengers opened the doors and exited the vehicle while it was still moving and onto the road,” Peroc said.

Barajona Benítez was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license, Peroc said.

Police believe the victim was also under the influence of alcohol at the time, Perok said.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact police.

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