Falls Church Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

A 20-year old Falls Church man died of injuries he suffered when his motorcycle crashed into a turning car at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Patterson Road earlier this month.

Fairfax County police report a 34-year old Falls Church man was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition east on Leesburg Pike shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3.  The drive began to make a left-turn into a shopping center at Patterson Road when Israel Ibarra de la Cruz was traveling west on Leesburg Pike on his 2013 Suzuki motorcycle and collided into the turning Expedition.

Ibarra de la Cruz was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he died on Friday, November 8 after 4 p.m.

Two female passengers in the Expedition were not injured. The driver of the Expedition, Santos A. Perez, was charged with DWI and was transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police are continuing the investigation and additional charges are possible.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.