Volunteers Needed for Kids’ Triathlon — Help is needed for many different aspects of the annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon, scheduled for the morning of Sunday, Aug. 6. [Sign Up Genius]
Great Falls Woman Dies in Crash — Mai-Huong Nguyen, a 73-year-old woman from Great Falls, died Tuesday after her car ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Riverbend Road. [Fairfax County Police Department]
Reston Businesses Named to ‘Top Workplace’ Lists — The Washington Post has released its annual “Top Workplace” lists, and numerous businesses with ties to Reston are on them. [Washington Post]
Dulles Corridor Committee Meets Soon — The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee will meet Friday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Center for Innovative Technology (2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon). The public is invited. [Dulles Toll Road]
Local Man Wins Bay Swim — Andrew Gyenis, a 22-year-old from Herndon, scored the best time in the recent 26th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. He crossed the bay in 1 hour, 29 minutes. [Bay Weekly]
Photo via @maddy_davison on Twitter
The Fairfax County Police Department reports that Georgetown Pike (Route 193) is closed just west of Great Falls due to an overturned dump truck.
Road closure: Reston, Great Falls area, Georgetown Pike at Ellsworth Ct and Georgetown Pike at Applewood Ln. 2 hour closure. pic.twitter.com/gFmBtWgT9y
— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) April 12, 2017
— Charlie Bragale (@charlienbc) April 12, 2017
NBC Washington reports the collision involved the dump truck and a car, but the drivers of each suffered only minor injuries.
The closure is expected to last into the mid-afternoon.
Map via Google
Herndon Man Dies in Route 7 Crash — Rush Hone Elmore, 69, died Friday after his vehicle was rear-ended near Leesburg. The impact of the crash forced his car off the roadway, where it overturned. He died at Reston Hospital Center. [Leesburg Police Department]
Units Respond to Kitchen Fire in Reston — Firefighters attacked a blaze Sunday afternoon at a home in the 12300 block of Brown Fox Way. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/Twitter]
Plum Campaign Event Set for April 30 — Del. Ken Plum (D-Fairfax) will kick off his campaign for re-election to the state House of Delegates with a fundraiser at The Lake House (11450 Baron Cameron Ave.). Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is scheduled to be in attendance to show his support. [Del. Ken Plum]
Reston Students Profiled in ‘KidsPost’ — Katie Damon’s second-grade class at Terraset Elementary School voted on their favorite author, singer, sport and more for a profile in this weekend’s Washington Post. The kids also reported what they want to be when they grow up and what superpower they’d like to have. [Washington Post]
Bridge Title Claimed by Herndon Woman — Li Yiting was part of the team that won the Machlin Women’s Swiss Teams event at the Spring North American Bridge Championships last month in Kansas City. This is her third championship win. [Fairfax Times]
(Updated 2:15 p.m. after the victim in Route 28 crash was identified by authorities.)
Crash Leaves Woman Dead on Route 28 — A fatal single-car collision at about 2 a.m. in the northbound lanes near the Dulles Toll Road interchange left the road closed for several hours. Gabrielle Perry, a 22-year-old from Leesburg who was a passenger in the vehicle, was killed. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, 26-year-old Andre Glenn of Sterling, is facing a DUI charge. [Washington Post]
SLHS Swimmers Break Records at States — Gianmichel D’Allesandro, Michael George and Anna Redican (pictured) all set individual Seahawks records last week at the state championships. The boys’ 200-yard medley relay team, consisting of Hunter Ellis and Tyler Ellis along with D’Allesandro and George, also set a record. The event also marked the end of coach Scott Brown’s 23rd and final season with the team. [South Lakes High School]
‘Sisterhood’ Event Promotes Togetherness Among Cultures — The Reston Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom recently co-hosted a unity vigil for Muslim and Jewish women. The event took place in McLean last week. [McLean Connection]
Photo of sunrise this morning at Reston National Golf Course via Twitter user @JonnyMacGolf
Sunrise Valley Drive Westbound between Upper Lake Drive and Headlands Circle is closed Friday morning as police investigate a two-car accident.
The accident occurred about 9 a.m. Investigators said two cars may have been trying to pass a Fairfax Connector bus when they collided and one of the cars flipped.
The drivers of both cars were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The bus driver was uninjured and the bus received minor damage.
Police said the road will be closed until at least 11 a.m. for accident investigation and vehicle removal.
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
Fairfax County Police are investigating an accident that occurred about 1 p.m. at Colts Neck Road and Glade Drive.
Crews were called to the scene after a Toyota RAV4 tipped over on to its side after it collided with a silver sedan.
The Toyota’s airbags deployed, but police said there were no serious injuries.
Colts Neck near Hunters Woods Village Center was briefly closed as police cleared the accident scene.
Fairfax County Police said one car flipped over and several people had to be extricated from the cars by rescue crews from the accident that occurred about 6:30 p.m.
One person suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken away in the rescue helicopter, says police public information officer Shelley Broderick. At least one other was transported by ambulance, police said.
It is unknown whether the crash was related to the weather. That intersection is on the side of Wiehle where traffic flows downhill.
Wiehle was partially closed as of 7:45 p.m. for accident investigation.
A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide following a fatal crash on Memorial Circle in Arlington that killed a Reston woman on Oct. 11.
According to police, the vehicle was heading outbound on the Memorial Bridge when it “lost control and overturned for unknown reasons” at the circle. At the time, the deceased — 36-year-old Katharine Jane Rahim of Reston — was said to be the vehicle’s sole occupant.
However, police now say the vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Joel Alonso, fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders.
“United States Park Police investigated the crash which revealed negligence of the operator resulting in the fatality of passenger,” according to a Park Police news release. “Alonso… left the scene [and] was found several hours later at Columbia Island Marina.”
Alonso, a Maryland resident, was arrested on Dec. 3 on charges of negligent homicide. He surrendered his passport and was released on bond, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 13.