Detectives Investigating Fatal Car Crash in Centreville

Detectives Investigating Fatal Car Crash in Centreville

An early morning car crash last week in Centreville killed a 30-year-old man and sent another to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel declared Sohail Iqbal of Manassas dead at the scene.

Police officers from the Sully District Station responded last Monday, at 12:04 a.m., to the intersection of Route 29 and Clifton Road in Centreville. There, they found a 2013 BMW M3 and a 2012 Hyundai Sonata with severe damage. 

According to police, detectives preliminarily determined that the BMW’s driver was traveling southbound on Stringfellow Road, approaching its intersection with Route 29. (Across Route 29 there, Stringfellow becomes Clifton Road).

Police say the BMW “struck the Hyundai, which Iqbal was driving southbound on Route 29. The collision forced the Hyundai across the intersection, onto the embankment and into a concrete, utility-pole foundation.”

Iqbal died following the impact, and the BMW driver – who police did not identify – was taken to the hospital. Police say speed is believed to be a factor in this fatal collision, and detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate to determine if alcohol was a factor, as well.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact 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).