Driver Killed When Tree Falls on Car

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release:12/199/0256/drg(5)
July 18, 2012


Driver Killed When Tree Falls on Car

            Reston Police District – 64-year-old Albert Carl Roeth III was driving his 2008 Mercedes CL600 southbound on Georgetown Pike on Tuesday, July 17, shortly after 6:30 p.m. As he was passing through the 9900 block of Georgetown Pike, a very large tree unexpectedly fell from the right side of the roadway directly onto the Mercedes. The tree crushed the driver compartment of the car killing Roeth. He was the sole occupant of the car and there were no other vehicles involved.

            Alcohol and speed were not factors in this incident.

            Anyone with information is asked 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.



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