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Passenger Dies Following Reston Car Crash

by Karen Goff — May 13, 2015 at 11:15 am 1,846 1 Comment

Fairfax County Police A car accident at Reston Avenue and Leesburg Pike early Sunday has resulted in the death of a New York man.

Fairfax County Police said Devon Martin, 29, of New York City, succumbed to his injuries at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they were called to the report of a crash on Leesburg Pike near the intersection of Reston Avenue on Sunday about 3:25 a.m.

Two vehicles were westbound on Leesburg Pike in the left lane, police said. The vehicle in front, a 1989 Ford LTL 9000, began to slow to make a left turn. The vehicle behind, a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz, was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to stop and struck the Ford in the rear.

Martin was the right front passenger in the Chevrolet. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol are being considered as potential contributing factors in this crash, police said.

No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact detectives through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Rest in peace, Devon Martin. My condolences go out to your family, friends and acquaintances.

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