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Police investigation underway in Falls Church’s first fatal crash since 2010

200 block of N. Washington Street (via Google Maps)

Police are officially investigating a multi-vehicle crash that occurred in Falls Church this past April, which resulted in the city’s first crash-related fatality since 2010.

According to authorities, at approximately 12:17 p.m. on April 18, 89-year-old Annandale resident Barrick Tibbet’s 2001 Honda Accord collided with a trailer stopped at a red light in the 200 block of N. Washington Street. The trailer was being towed by a truck at the time of the incident.

Tibbets was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital due to injuries sustained from the crash. Medical responders suggested a medical event may have contributed to the accident. The truck’s occupants were unharmed.

The City of Falls Church Police Department was informed last week that Tibbets, who was recovering in a nursing facility, died on May 1. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia later determined Tibbets’s death was caused by injuries sustained in the crash.

This incident is the city’s first crash-related fatality in the City of Falls Church since 2010, according to police.

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