Fatal Crash in Fairfax Area


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News Release: 2012-1800229/BW/(1)
June 29, 2012

Fatal Crash in Fairfax Area 


Sully Police District – On Thursday, June 28 around 6 p.m., police responded to a crash on Braddock Road near Shirley Gate Road.

Chrisopher Cobb, 54, of 4100 block of Addison Road, was driving eastbound on Braddock Road in a 2007 Nissan Murano. A 38-year-old woman was driving westbound on Braddock Road in a 2011 Toyota Highlander. A 57-year-old man was also driving westbound on Braddock Road in a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. Near the intersection with Shirley Gate Road, Cobb crossed the median and drove into oncoming traffic, striking the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota was propelled into the path of and struck by the Pontiac Vibe.

Cobb died at the scene. The 38-year-old woman was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 57-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

All seatbelts were in use. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash at this time. Investigation continues.



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