Fatal Vehicle Fire in Crosspointe Area


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
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News Release 14-26
Date:  March 04, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a vehicle fire, Monday, March 3, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., in the Crosspointe area of Fairfax County. The vehicle was located on the southbound side of Ox Road, beyond the intersection of Furnace Road.

Firefighters encountered a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro fully involved with fire upon arrival. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and discovered a deceased male in the driver's seat.

The victim has been identified as Fidel Salmeron, Jr., 20, of Springfield. Next of kin has been notified.

According to fire investigators, the fire appears to have started in the engine compartment and had slid off the road. Fire investigators and Fairfax County Police are jointly investigating the incident.

The medical examiner will determine the cause the death.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I William Moreland, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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