Two Herndon teen-agers were killed, Tuesday afternoon, in a three-vehicle accident on Route 50 and Alder Woods Drive in Fair Oaks. The boys, Jacob Wilens, 16, and David Chu, 17, both attended Oakton High School.
The tragedy occurred around 2:45 p.m. According to Fairfax County police, Wilens was driving a 1997 Nissan Ultima and Chu was his passenger. Wilens was stopped at a traffic light on Route 50 west, at Alder Woods Drive, when a 34-year-old West Virginia man driving a dump truck hauling a trailer smashed his vehicle into the Nissan.
Police say Dwayne Mongold of Petersburg, W. Va., was driving behind Wilens, but reportedly failed to stop as he approached the intersection and plowed into the back of Wilens' car. The impact pushed the Nissan forward into the intersection, where it struck a 2000 Chrysler being driven by Anthony Inscoe, 70, of Port Richey, Fla. He was leaving Alder Woods Drive and crossing Route 50.
Wilens was Medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he later died. Chu was pronounced dead at the scene. Mongold was taken to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Inscoe and his passenger, Winifred Inscoe, 66, were also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The occupants of all the vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash and that charges are pending.