Driver Charged in Fatal Crash Involving Two-Year-Old Passenger

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have charged the driver of the 2007 Lincoln Town Car for the July 29 fatal crash involving a two-year-old child. The driver, Jamaal Lowery, 41, of Woodbridge, was charged with child endangerment, reckless driving, and driving without a license. He was arrested on Thursday and remains held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.

Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, we are prohibited from providing identifying information about juvenile crime victims unless parental consent is provided. Accordingly, no further information pertaining to the two-year-old or relationship between the child and Lowery is available in this case.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance. 

(Originally published on August 12, 2021)

Two-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries from July 29 Crash

West Springfield Police District – A two-year-old child has passed away from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred last month in Springfield. Officers responded on to a crash at 10:40 a.m. on July 29 on Backlick Road near Barta Road that involved four cars. The driver of a 2007 Lincoln Town Car was traveling northbound on Backlick Road with the child unrestrained sitting on the driver’s lap. As the driver passed through the intersection at Barta Road, the car drifted toward the center median and struck a traffic signal pole. The car continued to travel into oncoming traffic sideswiping a 2017 Ford F-150 then colliding head on with a 2019 Ford F-350. The F-350 then rolled backward into a 2018 Mercedes GLE 350.

The driver and child in the Lincoln Town Car and the driver of the F-350 were all taken to the hospital with injuries initially considered life threatening. The child remained hospitalized since the crash and sadly passed away last night. Both drivers were treated and have been released from the hospital.

Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined a child safety seat was not present in the Lincoln Town Car. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the driver, but detectives are continuing to investigate to determine if drugs were a factor. This case remains an active investigation and charges are anticipated for the driver of the Lincoln Town Car after consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, we are prohibited from providing identifying information about juvenile crime victims unless parental consent is provided. Accordingly, no further information pertaining to the two-year-old is available in this case.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance. 

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), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers“. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to contact you.

This is the 7th non-pedestrian related fatality in the County to date in 2021.

Year to date, in 2020 there were 8 non-pedestrian related fatalities.

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