Man Dies after Crashing into Tree


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News Release: 13/268/0140/LHC(1)
September 26, 2013

 

 Man Dies after Crashing into Tree

 

            Sully Police District – Fairfax County Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Popes Head Road near the Fairfax County Parkway at 1:52 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25.

            Preliminary investigation indicates that a 32-year-old man drove a 2012 Mercedes sedan westbound on Popes Head Road at an excessive speed as he approached a curve. He was unable to negotiate the curve, ran off the road to the right and struck a tree.

            The driver, Richard Walker of Fairfax Woods Way, was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after 2:30 p.m.

            Crash Reconstruction Unit Detectives are continuing to investigate the crash. They believe the deceased was not wearing a safety belt.



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