VDOT Workers pushed aside pieces of debris as they put up a temporary restraining wall on the bridge located at the end of Pole Road near Sacramento Drive. Significant damage had been done early Sunday morning after a 1991 Toyota MR2 left the road and drove through the aluminum guardrails of the bridge, crashing into the ground below. The car caught on fire when it hit the ground.
Bridge Maintenance Worker David Hamm said that they had found headlights, pieces of the bumper and other pieces of the car. He said that they had even found the plastic case with the Toyota manual, as well as a pair of glasses. Much of the guardrail was twisted and burned; the crew was putting concrete restraining blocks so that the sidewalk could be reopened.
There was only one occupant in the car, but the body was so badly damaged that they are still working to identify the man or woman. Fairfax County PIO Officer Jackie Smith said that as of Tuesday that they were still working with dental records and DNA to identify the body.
GIRL DIES IN CAR CRASH
A 16-year-old girl is dead after a fatal crash Jan. 5, at approximately 11:25 a.m.
According to Fairfax County police, Jacqueline Rosinski, of 9200 Cherrytree Drive in the Mount Vernon area, was driving northbound on Henderson Road approaching Old Yates Ford Road in the Clifton area when she lost control of her Ford Taurus.
Rosinski's car, according to police, slid sideways into the oncoming lane of traffic where she was hit by a Ford F150 pick-up truck.
The driver of the truck, 32-year-old David Perry of Woodbridge, was transported to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation.