Pedestrian from Nov. 15 Crash Succumbs to Injuries

West Springfield Police District – The 70-year-old pedestrian from a Nov. 15 crash at Kings Park Drive and Braddock Road succumbed to her injuries on Dec. 4.

Ly Tran of Springfield was crossing Braddock Road from south to north within the crosswalk. Willy Vaca Cardozo, 33, of Fairfax was driving a 2012 Toyota Rav4. Cardozo made a right turn from Kings Park Drive onto eastbound Braddock Road and struck Tran. Tran was taken to the hospital for injuries originally not considered life threatening. Sadly, she passed away Dec. 4.

Cardozo was charged the day of the crash with failing to yield to pedestrians with the right of way. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.   

This is the 21st pedestrian-related fatal crash in the County to date in 2022. Year to date, in 2021 there were 13 pedestrian-related fatal crashes.   

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