Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Vehicle Crash

McLean Police District – Officers responded at 3:55 a.m. to the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Chain Bridge Road for a single vehicle crash. Fire and Rescue personnel responded and pronounced the two occupants deceased at the scene. Lori Byars, 51, of Woodbridge was driving a 1986 Mercedes 420 SEL. David Turch, 59, of Triangle, was the passenger of the vehicle. Preliminarily, detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined Byars was driving eastbound on Leesburg Pike. The vehicle left the roadway prior to the intersection near the overpass of Chain Bridge Road and struck a light pole. The vehicle continued striking another traffic signal pole where it came to stop. Detectives believe both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

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), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.   

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