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Traffic builds up on I-495 after a crash in Tysons (via VDOT)

(Updated at 11 a.m.) A fiery crash on the Capital Beltway in Tysons last night (Tuesday) resulted in two deaths and another person being hospitalized.

According to the Virginia State Police, the crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Beltway, also known as I-495, near the exit for Chain Bridge Road.

Confirming a preliminary report that the crash came after a driver was spotted going in the wrong direction in that area, police reported this morning (Monday) that a Mazda was traveling south on I-495 North and hit a Buick Encore head-on, causing the Buick to catch fire.

One occupant was reported heavily entrapped and another was ejected. The drivers of the two vehicles, both men, died at the scene, according to police.

“A female passenger in the Buick was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and then on to Washington Hospital Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries and burns sustained in the crash,” the VSP said.

Police say that none of the people involved in the collision were wearing seatbelts.

“The crash remains under investigation,” state police said.

Angela Woolsey contributed to this report.

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Fairfax County police car lights (file photo)

(Updated at 2:40 p.m.) A 20-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured in a vehicle crash early this morning (Thursday) in Franconia.

The single-vehicle incident occurred around 12:25 a.m. on Manchester Blvd at Beulah Street, Fairfax County police reported.

According to police, a 2005 Toyota Solara was traveling east on Manchester near Silver Lakes Boulevard when it left the roadway and struck a telephone pole before coming to a stop.

An officer on patrol found the vehicle with its passenger side wrapped around a utility pole, trapping two occupants. The front-seat passenger, identified as Lorton resident Danight Girmay, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Toyota’s driver, Sara Flores, 20, of Lorton, and the two male passengers seated in the back of the vehicle were transported to a hospital. One person’s injuries were initially considered life-threatening, but their condition was later upgraded to non-life-threatening.

Manchester was closed until 5:30 a.m. for the crash reconstruction team and utility pole repairs.

The Fairfax County Police Department announced around 2:30 p.m. that Flores will be served with a warrant for driving under the influence when she’s released from the hospital.

“Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined speed was also a factor in the crash,” the department said. “Additional charges are pending. Details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.”

Girmay is the third person killed in a vehicle crash in Fairfax County this year who wasn’t a pedestrian. At this point in 2021, the county had recorded one such fatality, according to police.

Angela Woolsey contributed to this report.

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Fairfax County police cruiser with lights on (via FCPD/Facebook)

A man was hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries from a stabbing in Annandale last night (Wednesday).

According to Fairfax County police, the stabbing occurred near the intersection of Wadsworth Court and Little River Turnpike.

Lt. James Curry, a Fairfax County Police Department spokesman, says the call came in around 9:15 p.m. The male victim was rushed to the hospital where he was last reported in critical condition, Curry added.

According to police, the suspect was described as an Hispanic man wearing a blue coat and black pants. The investigation, including of the circumstances and possible motive, is in its preliminary stages. Curry advises anybody with details about the incident to call police.

Wadsworth Court was also the site of a reported shooting on Monday night (April 4). In that incident, a man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and police said the suspect left the area in a car.

Photo via FCPD/Facebook

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Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal stabbing Wednesday after a suspected domestic situation was reported in Oakton around 5:30 p.m.

Sgt. Jason Chandler, police spokesman, says one man is in custody and the other was pronounced dead at the scene, a residence in the 9800 block of Palace Green Way.

Chandler said this is “a very active investigation” and police are still trying to determine the relationship between the two men. He added that this was not a random act and there is no threat to the public.

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Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal shooting that was reported just before 10 p.m. Monday in the 14800 block of Bodley Square. That is in the London Towne area of Centreville.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene. Sgt. Tara Gerhard, police spokeswoman, says this killing was not a random act and there is some sort of relationship between the victim and a man suspected of killing him.

The suspect was seen fleeing the area on foot.

 

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The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a pair of self-inflicted shootings involving a recruit (via FCPD/Twitter)

A Fairfax County Police Department recruit and his wife have died after apparently “self-inflicted” shootings, police confirmed today (Monday).

Fairfax County police responded twice to a house in the 4200 block of Sonia Court, just down Route 1 from the South County Government Center in the Mount Vernon area on Saturday (Feb. 26), according to the police report.

The first call came around 8:10 p.m., when police received a call from a man identified as FCPD recruit Matthew Farberov, 28.

Farberov said he found his wife suffering from a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted. She was taken to a hospital by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel, but later succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives concluded their initial investigation around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 27), only to be called back at 1:35 a.m. for a second “self-inflicted” shooting.

“Upon arrival, officers found Faberov suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the FCPD report says. “Farberov was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The manner and cause of death will be confirmed with autopsies by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

According to The Washington Post, Police Chief Kevin Davis has ordered an internal investigation into the shootings, focused on how the responding officers handled the incident, including whether the firearms in the home should have been seized and a delay in sharing information with the public.

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Updated at 2:30 p.m. —  A woman sought after a fatal shooting near the City of Fairfax has been arrested in Harrisonburg. Fairfax County police said that charges and more details will follow.

Earlier: Police are searching for the person who killed a man Thursday evening (Feb. 10) at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Willow Crescent Drive, just north of the City of Fairfax.

Fairfax County Police Sgt. Ian Yost says the department received a call around 8:12 p.m. reporting shots fired and then, a man down. EMS personnel rushed him to a trauma center, where he died.

Witnesses, he said, reported seeing a Black woman, maybe in her 20s or 30s, wearing a tan coat and black pants, flee the area on foot.

Police asked for people to avoid the area as they searched and to call 911 if they have any information.

The Fairfax County police helicopter flew over the scene for more than an hour assisting officers with the search for suspects and evidence. (courtesy adsbexchange.com)
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Fairfax County fire investigators are trying to determine how four charter buses caught fire Friday evening at a lot in Lorton.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson Ashley Hildebrandt says the fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. at 8025 Mims Street.

The fires were under control within minutes, but they resulted in a total of $550,500 in damages, including to two other buses, according to Hildebrandt.

The origin of the fires remains under investigation, the department said this morning (Monday).

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Fairfax County firefighters battle a house fire in the 4700 block of Autumn Cove Court (via FCFRD/Twitter)

Fairfax County firefighters received several calls when fire erupted in a single-family home in the 4700 block of Autumn Cove Court in Lincolnia around 1 a.m. Saturday morning (Jan. 29).

Arriving firefighters reported fire showing and immediately called for additional resources.

A male occupant in the home was reportedly refusing to leave, but eventually came out with firefighters. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to a hospital.

The fire did extensive damage to the home. Despite the snow, firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in about 20 minutes.

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Police are still trying to determine what provoked a man to shoot and kill one man and injure another early Saturday evening in Hybla Valley.

According to Howard Ludwig, Fairfax County police spokesman, it started around 6:20 p.m. on Richmond Highway at Dart Drive at the bus stop. That is where the suspect reportedly became involved in an argument with the victim and shot him.

The shooter fled the area, but while police were investigating, Ludwig says, they received the report of another shooting in a nearby parking lot around 6:45 p.m. Police then found another man who had been shot. That victim reportedly told police the shooter attempted to carjack him before he fled on foot. That shooting victim is expected to survive.

Police quickly located the alleged shooter and placed him under arrest. Ludwig says he anticipates the department to release more information in the morning.

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