Alexandria Police Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

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Alexandria Police Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2021

The Alexandria Police Department continues to investigate a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., in a parking lot in the 200 block of S. Van Dorn Street.  The preliminary investigation indicates the male victim, a 59-year old Alexandria resident, was walking across the parking lot when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Mr. Catalin Filipeanu, a 52-year-old Alexandria resident.  Mr. Filipeanu remained at the scene. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he lost both legs as a result of the crash. He remains in critical but stable condition. Mr. Filipeanu was arrested and charged with Maiming of Another Resulting from Driving While Intoxicated.  

Members of the Alexandria Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash.  Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to contact Investigator Jordan Young at 571.414.8975.

For inquiries from the news media, contact Amanda Paga, Senior Public Information Officer, at amanda.paga@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.6684

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/119892.

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