A Maryland man died early yesterday (Sunday) morning after crashing into the jersey barrier at the Old Keene Mill Road and Backlick Road intersection in Springfield.
Issac Garcia Mendoza, 21, of Oxon Hill was seen driving north on Backlick “at a high rate of speed” around 1:21 a.m., according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
“Mendoza failed to turn onto Old Keene Mill Road and struck the barrier head-on,” the FCPD said in a news release yesterday.
Mendoza, who was driving a 2019 Nissan Rogue, died at the scene of the single-vehicle crash, police said.
At 1:28 a.m., an officer asking for units to shut down Backlick Road said witnesses reported that Mendoza had been driving “about 100 mph and went straight through to the jersey barrier,” according to the police scanner on Open MHz.
Per scanner traffic, Mendoza was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m.
Police are still investigating whether alcohol or drugs might’ve been a factor in the crash, in addition to speed.
Mendoza is the 15th person to die in a crash not involving pedestrians in Fairfax County this year, the FCPD says. There had been 20 non-pedestrian fatal crashes at this point in 2022.
Detectives from our Crash Reconstructive Unit are on scene of a single-vehicle fatal crash at Backlick Rd and Old Keene Mill Rd in Springfield. The motorist, an adult man, was pronounced deceased on scene.
Preliminary, speed was a factor. Please avoid area. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/p0gHyTZkd4
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 19, 2023
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