Driver dies in one-vehicle crash that shut down Georgetown Pike

Georgetown Pike near the Great Falls Church of Christ (via Google Maps)

(Updated at 11:50 a.m. on 5/13/2024) Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that shut down Georgetown Pike in Great Falls for hours early Thursday morning (May 9).

First responders with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Falls Chase Court for a crash near the Great Falls Church of Christ at 12:21 a.m., according to scanner traffic on Open MHz.

The crashed vehicle was found on the church’s lawn, according to a woman who tells FFXnow she was one of two people at the scene.

“There was one young gentleman in shock trying to break in the car and had voiced that [there] was already a fatality before we walked up,” she said.

Upon arriving at the scene, an FCFRD responder confirmed at 12:25 a.m. that the driver had died, indicating that his car had crashed into a tree.

“He’s entrapped with what’s left of the car,” a responder said on the scanner.

The Fairfax County Police Department tweeted at 1:19 a.m. that its Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives were at the scene and Georgetown Pike was closed between Falls Chase Court and Falls Bridge Lane.

The road opened to traffic around 5 a.m., according to the FCPD.

In an update released Friday (May 10), the police department reported that the driver, 22-year-old Osman Elgamri of Sterling, had veered off Georgetown Pike in a 2017 Lexus IS300 and “struck a tree” He was the vehicle’s only occupant.

“Preliminarily, detectives believe speed was a factor in the crash,” the FCPD said. “Detectives are continuing to investigate to determine if alcohol or narcotics were also factors in the crash.”

Image via Google Maps. This story was updated to more accurately reflect the location of the crash.