Week in Springfield

Week in Springfield

Fatal Crash in Franconia

Police responded to a crash on Franconia Road near the intersection of Governors Pond Circle on Sunday, Sept. 9 shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 1994 Infiniti J30 was traveling eastbound on Franconia Road and crossed the double yellow line near the intersection of Norton Road. The Infiniti passed another vehicle and then re-entered the eastbound traffic lane. The driver of the Infiniti, 65-year-old Billy Ray Allen of 5501 Justis Place in Alexandria, lost control of his vehicle, entered the westbound lanes of Franconia Road and struck a 2002 Cadillac Deville being driven by a 53-year-old Alexandria man. After the initial impact, the Infiniti continued onto the gravel shoulder and into a culvert where it struck several large rocks and flipped over before coming to rest.

Allen was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead approximately three hours later.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash; alcohol is not.

The investigation continues.

Democratic Women to Discuss Schools

The Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) will meet Sunday, Sept. 23, from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. All Democratic women in Northern Virginia are invited. Democratic Fairfax County School Board members have been invited to discuss later school start times, parental notification and discipline policy reform, school lunch reforms, renovation queues for schools, the superintendent search and the budget.

For more information, e-mail cliftonwomendems@aol.com or visit www.democraticwomenofclifton.org.