Driver Charged in Fair Oaks Fatal Crash

Fair Oaks Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have charged the driver of the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Oct. 25 fatal crash in Fair Oaks. Detectives determined Mazher Rajput, 79, of Fairfax was driving in the northbound turn lane on West Ox Road waiting to turn left onto Ox Hill Road. Rajput did not yield to the operator of a 2018 Yamaha MT07 motorcycle traveling southbound on West Ox Road resulting in the crash. 

On Nov. 18, Mazher Rajput was charged with fail to yield when turning left and fail to abide by traffic light. He was served two magistrate summons and is scheduled to appear in court in January. No mugshot is available.  

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(Original release date: October 26, 2022)

Fair Oaks Police District – A 27-year-old Fairfax man died following a fatal crash that occurred yesterday evening. Officers responded at 6:19 p.m. to West Ox Road at Ox Hill Road for the crash involving a 2018 Yamaha MT07 motorcycle and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  

Preliminarily, detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit determined the operator of the motorcycle, Andrew Dearing, was traveling south on West Ox Road in the left lane. The driver of the Jeep was in the northbound turn lane on West Ox Road waiting to turn left onto Ox Hill Road. The motorcycle proceeded straight through the intersection from the southbound left lane and struck the Jeep. The Jeep continued through the intersection, struck a pedestrian signal and collided with a 2013 Lexus GS350. The Jeep spun around and struck the Lexus a second time before coming to a rest. Dearing was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

No one else was injured in the crash and all involved parties remained on scene. Detectives do not believe alcohol nor drugs were a factor and continue to investigate speed as a factor in the crash. Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit will present details of the investigation to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for possible charges.

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 and follow the steps to “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.   

This is the 14th non-pedestrian related fatal crash in the County to date in 2022. Year to date, in 2021 there were 14 non-pedestrian related fatal crashes.  

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