UPDATE: Victim in Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Identified
The victim of the fatal single-vehicle crash has been identified as 30-year-old Luis Antonio Mejia Castaneda.
(Original release date: November 7, 2018)
Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash in Fairfax
Fair Oaks Police District – Our Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash. Officers responded to the intersection of Lee Highway and Waples Mill Road shortly after 10:00 last night for a crash involving a moped. A preliminary investigation revealed that a man was driving a 2018 Leike moped eastbound on Lee Highway. He hit the center median and a sign, coming to rest in the left turn lane of westbound Lee Highway, where a 2008 Nissan Altima was stopped for the traffic light. The driver of the Altima remained on scene. The driver of the moped involved was taken to an area hospital where he died. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified. Speed does not appear to be a factor; however, detectives are still working to determine if alcohol was a factor for the driver of the moped.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.