DWI Suspected in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

DWI Suspected in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Groveton.

Early morning on Friday, May 17,  around 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of South Kings Highway and Memorial Street in Groveton for a crash involving a 2023 Kawasaki ZX and a 2007 Ford F-150. Preliminarily, detectives determined the driver of the Ford F-150 was traveling east on Memorial Street and entered the intersection of South Kings Highway. The motorcyclist, who was traveling south on South Kings Highway, struck the driver’s side of the F-150.

The motorcyclist, Jonathan Bartell, 28, of Alexandria was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the F-150 was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from the DWI Squad responded and obtained a warrant for Driving Under the Influence for Santos Adrian Ventura Fuentes, 34, of Alexandria. Ventura Fuentes is being held on no bond. Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives continue to investigate the crash.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this case. Those with information are asked to please call the 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)