A car crash early Sunday morning on the Fairfax County Parkway killed a Manassas man and caused a pregnant woman to deliver her baby early. Authorities say the newborn did not survive. The incident happened Sept. 29, at 1:40 a.m., just north of Braddock Road.
Fairfax County police say preliminary investigation indicates that Abraham Aragon, 44, of Manassas “was driving his 1993 Mazda MX3 Coupe northbound in the southbound lanes of the [parkway]. Some vehicles were able avoid impact by veering away from the oncoming car, but the Mazda struck a 2002 Toyota Avalon head-on.”
Aragon was pronounced dead at the scene. The Toyota’s driver, 30, and his pregnant wife, 29, from Camp Hill, Pa., were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
But because of the woman’s injuries sustained in the crash, their baby daughter was delivered prematurely and died that night, shortly after 8 p.m. According to police, the pregnancy was just 6 months along.
The crash is under investigation by Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives; they’re determining whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. All people in both vehicles were wearing seat belts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.