South Lakes Junior Killed in a Single-Car Crash in Oakton

South Lakes Junior Killed in a Single-Car Crash in Oakton

A teenager has died as a result of injuries from a crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, Nov. 3 in Oakton near the intersection of Stuart Mill Road and Coulter Lane. Detectives from Crash Reconstruction Unit have preliminarily determined that the driver was travelling eastbound on Stuart Mill Road in a 2010 Kia Forte with four teenage passengers when the car ran off the right shoulder and hit a tree. All five teenage occupants were taken to local hospitals where one teen was pronounced deceased. The driver remains in life threatening condition while three passengers were treated for injuries not considered to be life threatening. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors which led to the crash. The possibility of speed being a factor is still being investigated.

The names of the driver and passengers are not being released due to legal restrictions contained within Virginia Code § 16.1-301.

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 - Click HERE. Download our 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.

Monday afternoon the South Lakes High School Principal Kimberly Retzer shared “a sad news” with the school community: the teenager killed in the accident was Carter Smith, 17, a junior at South Lakes.