Man dead in unexplained Fairfax car fire

A man is dead after a car fire in Centreville, Virginia, police said early Friday.

Fairfax County police tweeted at 8:40 a.m. that officers were on the scene in the 5800 block of Old Centreville Road.

They found a man at the car fire. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police said the vehicle fire “did not result from a crash and no other cars are involved.”

Below is a map of the area where it happened.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partner and republished with permission. Sign up for’s free email subscription today.


More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up