Second Update - Police Seek Witnesses to Fatal Crash
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 12/226/0034/drg (6)
August 16, 2012
As the investigation into Monday’s crash continues, crash reconstruction detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash and also anyone who might have taken video at the scene prior to police arrival.
In the days following the crash, detectives have also been made aware of a second Good Samaritan who helped get the trapped officer out of his cruiser. We would like to identify, locate and thank the male teenager with dark hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department using the information at the bottom of this release, or by calling the police public information office at 703-246-2253.
The deceased in this crash has been identified as 52-year-old Jeffrey M. Woods of 6008 Brookview Drive in Alexandria.
Detectives learned that a motorist heard the crash, went to the scene and assisted the officer in getting out of his police cruiser.
Fatal Crash on Franconia Road
Franconia Police District – Crash reconstruction detectives are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Franconia Road near the intersection of Gum Street on Monday, August 13 just before 3 a.m.
A Fairfax County police officer used the radio in his cruiser to notify the dispatcher that he had been involved in a crash. The preliminary investigation determined that the officer was traveling eastbound on Franconia Road approaching the intersection of Gum Street. A 2006 Infiniti was traveling westbound on Franconia Road also approaching the intersection of Gum Street. The Infiniti suddenly veered left and struck the police cruiser head-on. The Infiniti caught fire. The officer was initially trapped in his vehicle. He was eventually extricated and transported to a local hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Infiniti, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives will attempt to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in this crash. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to positively identify the driver of the Infiniti.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.