A driver and his passenger died after the car they were driving struck a home in the 6800 block of Smithway Drive at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27.
Preliminary, police believe that a 28-year-old man was driving a 2008 Honda eastbound in the westbound lane on Beacon Hill Road at a high rate of speed. He reportedly veered away from oncoming traffic, lost control and struck a curb. The vehicle then traveled over a curb, through a lawn and struck trees, a metal fence, and a home, coming to rest in the dining room of 6801 Smithway Drive. The driver was transported to the emergency room at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The passenger, 27, was pronounced deceased on scene.
Next of kin of the deceased have not yet been contacted.
Crash reconstruction detectives are investigating the crash. The vehicle involved was reported stolen from Falls Church. Detectives believe that speed may be a factor in the crash and are investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol were factors.
No one was in the home at the time of the crash.
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