A 71-year-old Lorton man is dead after a fatal crash at the intersection of Lorton Road and the I-95 South exit ramp, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
At around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Donald S. Mitchell of Lorton was killed after his 1999 Honda CRV crashed into the rear of another vehicle, crossed a median and hit a dump truck, police said. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, and police are investigating whether Mitchell suffered a medical emergency while driving, according to FCPD.
Mitchell's car first struck the rear of a 2010 Buick Lacrosse, which was driven by an 86-year-old Florida man.
Fairfax County Police released these details:
"The Honda again continued forward and crossed the median as it approached the intersection with the exit ramp from I-95 south," according to a news release. "It then struck the rear corner of a 1994 Mack 600 Dump Truck that was southbound on Lorton Road, and being driven by a 37-year-old Alexandria man. The Honda continued across the southbound lanes of Lorton Road and came to rest adjacent to a utility pole at the southwest corner of the intersection."
Mitchell was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.