(Updated at 3:20 p.m.) A 19-year-old man from Chantilly died this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Prosperity Avenue in Merrifield.
According to police, David Mendez Hernandez was driving north in the 2900 block of Prosperity Avenue in a 2007 Nissan 350Z when he crashed into a tractor-trailer turning left into the southbound lanes. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.
Officers responded to the scene at 7:02 a.m. Prosperity was shut down between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 50 (Arlington Blvd) until after 10 a.m.
Mendez Hernandez was driving “at a high rate of speed” and lost control of his sedan when the crash occurred, the Fairfax County Police Department said, noting that detectives don’t believe alcohol was a factor.
The FCPD has now reported 19 non-pedestrian deaths in vehicle crashes this year, matching the death toll seen at this point in 2021.
According to Virginia crash data, there have been 55 road fatalities in Fairfax County in 2022, though the database hasn’t yet three deaths reported so far in December. In addition to Mendez Hernandez, that includes a fatal crash on I-495 in Tysons last Thursday (Dec. 1) and the death of a pedestrian on Route 50 in West Falls Church on Sunday (Dec. 4).
Officers are investigating a two-vehicle crash in the 2900 block of Prosperity Ave in Merrifield. One person was pronounced deceased. Prosperity is closed between Rt 50 and Rt 29. Crash Reconstruction detectives responding. Follow police directions. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/Bzz3gphML8
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) December 6, 2022
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
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