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Week in Fairfax

Man Charged in Fatal Crash

A Fairfax man was charged in a vehicle crash that caused the death of a 76-year-old Reston man. Charged with failing to maintain control of his vehicle was Carlos Rios, 42. The tragedy occurred Dec. 26, 2012, around 9:30 a.m. in McLean, and the victim, Frederick Naef, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, Jan. 6.

According to Fairfax County police, at the time of the incident, Rios was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger west on Lee Highway, approaching Old Lee Highway. Police say he “lost control of his vehicle and crossed into eastbound traffic on Lee Highway,” striking a 2010 Ford Taurus driven by Naef and a 2008 GMC Yukon driven by a 41-year-old man.

Naef was transported to a local hospital where he died, 11 days later. Police say speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices—such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners—as well as household hazardous wastes including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes for free during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events.

The next one is slated for Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Advocates Needed for Elderly

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities throughout the area. Training is provided in spring 2013. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Give Caregivers a Break

Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.