Off-duty Chesapeake Police officer killed in weekend pedestrian crash; Driver arrested

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 10:31:37-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A fatal pedestrian crash that killed an off-duty Chesapeake Police officer on Saturday night is under investigation.

Officer Eddie Ufret (Photo courtesy of a family friend)

The crash happened just after 10:30 pm on Cedar Road in the Cedar Lakes area.

The off-duty officer was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 45-year-old Eddie Ufret. He had been employed as an officer with the Chesapeake Police Department since December 2014.

"He was somebody who really like life, liked what he was doing, and wanted to make a difference," said Jasmine Feliu, a friend.

Chesapeake Police say Ufret was crossing the road at the intersection with some friends when he was hit in the westbound lane.

William Johnson was charged with DUI - Involuntary Manslaughter

The driver of the vehicle, 72-year-old William Johnson, was charged with DUI - Involuntary Manslaughter.

The crash remains under investigation.

"This is somebody who was doing a good job to really help the community," Feliu said. "It's very sad he's gone."

On November 8 Ufret's case was sent to a grand jury.