Friday, May 11, 2018
Two Die in Springfield Single-vehicle Crash
Virginia State Police Trooper W.C. Sheehan is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Springfield. The crash occurred at 12:16 a.m. Friday, May 4, on the exit ramp from westbound I-495 to Eisenhower Avenue.
Trooper Sheehan was on routine patrol when he came upon an overturned 2013 Nissan Sentra. The trooper's investigation determined that the Nissan had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it took the exit ramp. The vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck the Jersey wall and overturned.
Both the driver, Leon M. Johnson, 22, of Alexandria, and passenger, Alysha J. Battle, 20, of Alexandria, died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
Lorton Man Dies in I-395 Crash
At 2:23 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, Virginia State Police responded to the scene of a crash in the southbound lanes of I-395, just north of I-495.
According to police report, an Infiniti sedan was traveling south on I-395 when its driver experienced a medical emergency. The Infiniti struck a southbound 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck, ran off the road, struck the Jersey wall and then struck a southbound 2004 Chevrolet truck.
A passing citizen began administering CPR on the driver of the Infiniti, Kevin L. Brooks, 44, of Lorton. Despite the immediate, life-saving efforts of the citizen and Fairfax County Fire & EMS, Brooks died at Fairfax Inova Hospital.
None of the other drivers was injured in the crash.