Reston, VA

Fairfax County Police

Update, 1:45 p.m. Thursday: Police have identified the crash victim as David Reese Allison IV, 24, of Great Falls.

Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that the vehicle that struck the tree was a 2001 Volvo S40. The Volvo was traveling south on River Bend Road when it partially crossed the double-yellow line. At the same time, a vehicle was traveling north in the same area of River Bend Road and the Volvo apparently swerved to avoid hitting it. The Volvo went off the roadway and struck the tree.

Alcohol may be a contributing factor.

Original story, 10:30 a.m. Thursday:

Fairfax County Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday on River Bend Road in Great Falls.

Police from the FCPD’s Reston District Station after a car that crashed into a tree in the 300 block of River Bend shortly after 3 p.m. When officers, along with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel, arrived the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

One adult male had apparently been ejected and was found under the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit were summoned to investigate the crash.

Police have not yet released the victim’s name.

Anyone with information or who might have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting 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.


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