UPDATE: Beacon Hill Crash Investigation
Detectives have identified the driver of the fatal crash that took place on Smithway Drive as Antonio A. Badie, 28 of Furman Lane, Alexandria. The passenger has been identified but next of kin have not been notified.
Further investigation revealed that the Honda involved in the crash was stolen from a neighborhood in the City of Falls Church on October 18. Detectives also released that there was a gun and marijuana found inside of the vehicle. An autopsy and toxicological tests will determine whether or not the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.
Updates will be released as information becomes available.
Fatal Crash in Beacon Hill
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 driven 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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