WASHINGTON – A driver and a passenger are dead after a crash that Fairfax County police believe involved alcohol and speeding in Merrifield, Va.
An officer tried to stop a suspected drunk driver on Hilltop Road just before 2 a.m. Monday.
Police say the driver of the 1999 Dodge Neon lost control near the intersection with Old Lee Highway, ran off the road and struck a tree.
The man driving and a man who was a passenger died at the scene. Police say a second man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police have not released the names of the victims because their families have not been located.
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