Estrada Izaguirre, 21, of Springfield was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the 7600 block of Clifton Road in Fairfax Station on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Fairfax County officers from the West Springfield Police District responded to a call about the incident around 10 p.m. that night.
Police said they found a 2007 Volkswagen Golf that had hit a tree after leaving the road.
The 18-year-old driver, also from Springfield, had non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives initially believed the VW was heading eastbound on Clifton Road when the driver lost control, and that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. Police gave no indication of how fast the car was believed to have been going.
Additionally police did not release the posted speed limit in the area of the crash, nor whether either the VW’s driver or passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time.
FCPD spokesperson Don Gotthardt said in an email the crash is still under investigation and that it’s not known yet “what the driver’s actions were or if a seatbelt was used.”