Northern Virginia Police Beat: Charges pending against driver; teen dead in crash blamed on deer

Northern Virginia Police BeatCharges pending against driver; teen dead in crash blamed on deer

SPRINGFIELD, VA. — Fairfax County police report that a 17-year-old boy died at Inova Hospital following a crash that occurred on Sunday, December 28 around 3 a.m.

Police identified the deceased as Steve Carbajal Fuentes of Springfield. He was a passenger in a 2006 Acura.

The driver of the car, also 17, was driving southbound on Beulah Street prior to Steinway Avenue when they reportedly came upon a deer in the roadway and swerved to avoid it. The vehicle slid, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The driver was treated and released.

Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are continuing to investigate the crash; no charges have been placed yet.

Deer safety tips and warnings are posted on the Police Department website at fairfaxcounty.gov/police/traffic/img/deer_safety1.pdf.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call the police at 703-691-2131.

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