Driver Charged in Oakton Fatal Pedestrian Crash
Fair Oaks Police District – The driver from the June 7 double fatal pedestrian crash at Blake Lane and Five Oaks Road in Fairfax has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Tuesday morning, a grand jury indicted Usman Shahid, 18, of Fairfax on the charges. Shahid is expected to turn himself at a later date. Upon his arrest, a booking photo and bond information will be updated.
Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined the driver of a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was attempting to make a left turn onto Five Oaks Road from northbound Blake Lane. He was waiting for three pedestrians to cross Five Oaks Road from north to south. Once the pedestrians cleared the intersection, the driver began to make the left turn. Shahid was driving a 2018 BMW south on Blake Lane at a high rate of speed and struck the 4Runner in the intersection. The BMW continued traveling south and struck the three pedestrians on the sidewalk, continuing down Blake Lane striking a utility pole. The BMW came to rest a short distance down the road.
Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the families of the deceased victims continue to receive appropriate resources and assistance.
(Original blog published on June 8)
Two Pedestrians Succumb to Injuries in Crash
Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate yesterday’s fatal crash at Blake Lane and Five Oaks Road in Oakton. Officers responded to the intersection at 11:46 am for a crash involving two vehicles and three pedestrians. Preliminarily, detectives determined the driver of a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was in the northbound lanes of Blake Lane attempting to turn left onto Five Oaks Road. The driver of the 4Runner was waiting for three juveniles to cross the street prior to completing the turn.
Once the pedestrians cleared the roadway, the driver began turning left. Detectives believe the driver of a 2018 BMW 530i, an 18-year-old of Fairfax, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the right lane of southbound Blake Lane. The driver of the BMW struck the 4Runner in the intersection, continued traveling south and struck the three pedestrians on the sidewalk. The BMW continued down Blake Lane striking a utility pole causing it to fall to the ground. The BMW came to rest a short distance down the road.
Two pedestrians, both teenagers who attended Oakton High School, were taken to the hospital with injuries considered life threatening and sadly succumbed to these injuries. The third pedestrian, also a teenage Oakton High School student, was taken to the hospital for injuries not considered to be life threatening. The driver of the BMW and his juvenile passenger were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. The driver of the Toyota 4Runner, an adult male, was treated at the scene for injuries.
Preliminarily, detectives do not believe alcohol was a factor. Two passengers in the BMW ran from the scene but were identified during the investigation. Detectives continue to investigate and conduct additional interviews. Details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine the appropriate charges on all parties involved. Once charged and arrested, the identity of the BMW driver will be released.
Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, we are prohibited from providing information about juvenile victims unless parental consent is provided. It prohibits Virginia law enforcement agencies from directly or indirectly identifying deceased juvenile victims of a crime.
Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the victim’s families receive the appropriate resources and assistance.
This is the 9th and 10th pedestrian related fatality in the County to date in 2022.
Year to date, in 2021 there was 7 pedestrian related fatalities.
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