Fatal Construction Site Accident

Reston Police District – Officers responded to the 10500 block of Georgetown Pike in Great Falls around 10:30 yesterday morning for a report of a man struck by a 1994 Mack dump truck.

Preliminary investigation determined that Pedro Banegas, 50, of Sterling, was working on mechanical issues at the front of the truck. A 63-year-old man entered the truck and was unaware of Banegas’ location and moved the truck a short distance forward. Pedro Banegas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) responded to investigate. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors to the incident. At this point, given the totality of the circumstances, no charges are expected to be placed in this case.

Anyone who might have witnessed this crash is asked to call the CRU witness line at 703-280-0543, or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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