Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 14 night in Herndon. Officers responded around 9:02 p.m. to the intersection of Centreville Road and McLearen Road for a crash involving a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2015 Ford Super Duty tow truck. A preliminary investigation determined the Jeep was traveling northbound on Centreville Road when the driver turned onto eastbound McLearen Road, crossed the center median and crashed into a tow truck traveling in the westbound lanes. The driver, Jonathan Szott, 30, of Herndon, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives are working to determine if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.