Manslaughter Arrest in July 18 Crash

Manslaughter Arrest in July 18 Crash

According to Fairfax County Police, a 42-year-old man of Burke has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter charges related to the July 18 crash on Burke Centre Parkway that left one teen dead and three others in critical condition.

Detectives from FCPS Crash Reconstruction Unit determined the man was traveling nearly double the 40 mph speed limit moments prior to the crash. On Monday, July 31, detectives obtained the warrant and officers from the West Springfield Police District arrested him, according to police reports. He is being held on no bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. All three other passengers remain hospitalized.

On July 18, one juvenile died and three remain hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Burke Centre Parkway.

Officers responded to the crash at 9:00 p.m. in the 5700 block of Burke Centre Parkway in Burke. Preliminarily, detectives from the FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit determined the driver of a 2014 Cadillac XTS4, an adult man, was traveling westbound on Burke Centre Parkway. The teenage driver of a 2023 Kia Forte was attempting to exit a parking lot onto Burke Centre Parkway when the Kia Forte was struck by the driver of the Cadillac.

The teenage driver of the 2023 Kia Forte was declared deceased at the scene. Three juvenile passengers in the Kia Forte were taken to the hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening and remain hospitalized. The driver of the Cadillac was transported to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the crash.

Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, police departments are prohibited from providing information about juvenile victims unless parental consent is provided.

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