(Updated at 5:35 p.m.) Two people died and one person was critically injured when a Lexus ran off Lee Chapel Road near Fairfax County Parkway in Fairfax Station last night, police say.
(Correction: This article originally described the crash as being in Burke, but it occurred on the Fairfax Station side of Fairfax County Parkway.)
The sedan had three occupants — all female teenagers — when it “crested a hill” while traveling north in the 7400 block of Lee Chapel Road shortly before 9:30 p.m., the Fairfax County Police Department reported today (Wednesday).
“The driver lost control, left the roadway and the vehicle came to rest on its roof,” police said.
An emergency crash notification went out to dispatchers at 9:26 p.m. Officers who searched the area found a 2019 Lexus IS350 off of the road.
Fire and rescue personnel pulled one teen out of the vehicle who was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, but two other teens died at the scene.
The FCPD says its detectives believe preliminarily that the car may have been speeding when it crashed. Lee Chapel Road has a speed limit of 40 mph.
“Alcohol was not a factor in the crash,” the department said.
This is the first fatal crash that the FCPD has reported this year. In a year traffic fatalities spiked across the D.C. area, Fairfax County saw 63 people, including at least 30 pedestrians, killed in 2022 — the most of any year since 2010, according to state data.
Officers are on scene of a single vehicle fatal crash in 7500 blk of Lee Chapel Rd, Fairfax Station. Two declared deceased on scene, one taken to hospital w/life-threatening injuries. Crash Reconstruction Detectives responding. Lee Chapel closed btwn 123/County Pkwy. pic.twitter.com/tqqai7gFOw
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) January 11, 2023
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