Fatal Crash in Merrifield
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: 2014-0340021/BW(3)
February 3, 2014
Fatal Crash in the Merrifield Area
McLean Police District – Around 1:50 a.m., on Monday, February 3, a police officer attempted to stop the driver of a 1999 Dodge Neon, for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Neon was west bound on Hilltop Road when it attempted to flee. The Neon lost control near the intersection with Old Lee Highway and ran off the road, striking a tree.
The driver and one passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and a second passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
While the crash remains under investigation, it does appear that alcohol and speed are factors in the crash. Next of kin have not been located yet but all three occupants are adult males.