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Fairfax Station man dies after two-vehicle crash on Ox Road

A Fairfax County police SUV with lights on (file photo)

An 89-year-old man has died in the wake of a two-vehicle crash on Route 123 (Ox Road) in the Lorton area.

Around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 23), Lloyd South, 89, of Fairfax Station was headed east on Ox Road in a 2014 Nissan Frontier truck when he “disregarded” a stop sign and collided with a 2018 Volvo XC90 SUV, the Fairfax County Police Department reported today (Monday).

“The impact caused the Volvo to spin then collide with a highway sign in the median and into the guardrail,” the FCPD said.

While the police news release didn’t mention a cross-street, scanner traffic on Open MHz indicates that the crash occurred north of the Occoquan bridge.

“A complaintant passed by, giving more information [about] a black truck spinning out, blocking two lanes on southbound 123, a bit more north at…Workhouse [Road],” a dispatcher said at 9:44 a.m.

According to police, South was transported to a hospital, where he died yesterday (Sunday).

The Volvo driver and passengers were also taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, the FCPD said.

“Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash,” police said.

South is the 12th person to die as a result of a vehicle crash that didn’t involve a pedestrian in Fairfax County this year, exceeding the 10 such deaths that had occurred at this time last year, according to the FCPD.

He was among two fatalities from the past weekend, joining a pedestrian who was killed on the Capital Beltway (I-495) in the Merrifield area yesterday.