Investigation of Fatal 3 Car Crash

Investigation of Fatal 3 Car Crash

Detectives from FCPS Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal 3-car crash that occurred Aug. 11  at 11:44 a.m. on Arlington Boulevard at Stonehurst Drive in Merrifield in the McLean police district.

Preliminary, detectives determined the driver of a 2015 Toyota Camry attempted to turn left with a flashing yellow arrow from westbound Arlington Boulevard to Stonehurst Drive. The driver of a second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Prius, traveling eastbound on Arlington Boulevard, struck the Camry in the intersection.

After the initial collision, the Camry struck a third car, a 2023 Mercedes-Benz Eqs300, that was stopped at the intersection. 

Paul Hession, 85, of the Churchill neighborhood, a passenger in the Camry, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The drivers of the three vehicles were taken to the hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

This is the 10th non-pedestrian-related fatal crash in the County to date in 2023. 

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this case. Those with information are asked to please call the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.