Man Dies After Hitting Officer's Cruiser; Police Seek Witnesses
Fairfax County Police Department
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February 28, 2013
Man Dies After Hitting Officer’s Cruiser
Police Seek Witnesses
Mason Police District - A 40-year-old man died at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, February 28 after driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Little River Turnpike for several miles and striking a Fairfax County Police cruiser head-on.
The officer, 28, from the Mason Police District, was en route to assist fellow officers after hearing radio traffic about the speeding vehicle in the wrong lanes. He suffered numerous injuries in the crash, was trapped in his vehicle and had to be cut out of the car before he could be transported for medical attention. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.
The situation began when officers responded to a domestic call in the 4800 block of Tapestry Drive. An officer approached a man in front of a home; briefly spoke with him, and then the man left. The officer saw the man speed down Roberts Road and make a right turn into oncoming traffic on Little River Turnpike. The suspect continued to drive into oncoming traffic and barely missed striking several vehicles. The officer remained in the eastbound lanes where he radioed information to fellow officers. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Little River Turnpike on the I-495 overpass. The deceased was identified as Cicero I. Limberea, of no fixed address, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The crash is under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call 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.