Centreville Car Crash Kills Man, 28
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal, single-vehicle crash that happened Sunday, Nov. 26, near Cox Farms. Killed was Emmanuel Alexander, 28, of Aldie.
Officers responded that day at 4 a.m. to a single-vehicle crash in the 15600 block of Braddock Road in Centreville. There, they and county Fire and Rescue personnel found a 2017 Jaguar XF fully engulfed in flames and worked quickly to extinguish the flames. The driver and lone occupant, Emmanuel Alexander, 28, of Aldie, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are continuing to investigate to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, and they’d like to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident. Call the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips may also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477)
Donate New Toys, Books for Hospitalized Children
Officers at the Sully District Police Station are getting ready to spread some joy to lots of hospitalized children. They want to make the annual Santa’s Ride extra special but need the community’s help to make it happen. From now through Dec. 10, they’re inviting people to turn their lobby at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly into a toy wonderland.
Just drop off new, unwrapped toys, books and games into the Santa’s Ride box there to help make a child’s holiday dreams come true. The lobby is open 24/7, and all gifts collected will be delivered by Santa and the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad officers directly to the Inova Children’s Hospital Child Life Unit.
Car Seat Inspections, Dec. 14
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis, and everyone is eligible. Participants should install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future.
Longer Turn Lanes on Clifton, Stringfellow Roads
As part of the Route 29 widening project, drivers on Clifton and Stringfellow roads in Centreville now have longer left-turn lanes to Route 29. The southbound Stringfellow left-turn lane to northbound Route 29 has been extended by about 600 feet, and the northbound Clifton Road left-turn lane to southbound Route 29 was extended by about 165 feet.
The widening is making changes along Route 29 between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive to improve safety, traffic flow and bicyclist and pedestrian accessibility and connectivity. Construction activities will continue throughout the project area, and lane closures will be in place during off-peak hours as crews relocate utilities, install stormwater-management infrastructure and do additional work along Route 29. The entire, $97 million project is slated for completion in spring 2026.