Police Investigating Sunday Crash that Killed Pedestrian; Names Released

Posted: February 11, 2013

The Winchester Star

ABOVE LEFT: Virginia State Police, deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and rescue personnel were on the scene of the accident Sunday night.
ABOVE: Virginia State Police were on the scene of a serious accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the northbound lanes of North Frederick Pike Sunday night. The accident occurred just south of Fortress Drive. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

UPDATED 4:38 P.M.

The victim has been identified as Gary Wayne Baker, 42, of Winchester. The driver of a 2003 Subaru station wagon was identified as Catherine M. Terzian, 35, of Winchester.

The details of the crash still are under investigation.


UPDATED 10:20 a.m.

WINCHESTER — A fatal crash from Sunday night still is being investigated, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. F.L. Tyler.

The name of the male victim — a pedestrian — is not being released pending notification of the next of kin.

Tyler said the name of the driver who allegedly struck the pedestrian also isn’t being released until the conclusion of the investigation.

The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522), just south of Fortress Drive in the county’s Sunnyside area.

The victim died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash, Tyler said.

Trooper J.M. Myers is investigating the wreck. The VSP crash reconstruction team is assisting.

For more information, read Tuesday’s Winchester Star.


 — Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com


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WINCHESTER

— A “serious accident” involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Sunday night in Frederick County is being investigated by the Virginia State Police, according to spokesman Sgt. F.L. Tyler.

 

The crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522), just south of Fortress Drive in the county’s Sunnyside area.

 

State police were still on the scene late Sunday night, and Tyler released no further information about the incident.

 

North Frederick Pike was shut down following the crash, according Frederick County emergency dispatchers.

 

Tyler would not confirm if there was a fatality, but police scanner chatter reported that the victim was a “confirmed priority 4,” which means deceased.

 

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was assisting state police at the scene.

 

Frederick County had two pedestrian fatalities last year.

 

On Jan. 30, 2012, 74-year-old dementia patient Young-Ja Park Kim died after she walked away from an assisted-living facility and was hit by a pickup truck on Berryville Pike (Va. 7).

 

Jennifer Lynn Alles, 32, of Pittston, Pa., was killed June 7 after being struck by a westbound vehicle as she was crossing Fairfax Pike (Va. 277) at its intersection with Stickley Drive.

 

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com