A 39-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries from a crash that occurred around 3:43 p.m. on Feb. 28. Detectives from Crash Reconstruction Unit have preliminarily determined that Tahmina Akter, of Springfield, was crossing Backlick Road near Villa Park Road. The driver of a 2019 Audi S5 was traveling southbound on Backlick Road and struck the woman, who was not in a crosswalk. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with detectives. Akter was taken to a hospital where she died two days later. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone -1-866-411-TIPS ( 866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web. Download Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers“. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.
This is the eighth pedestrian fatality in the county to date in 2020.