Teen killed, 4 other people injured in Fairfax County crash

The crash happened outside the Burke Centre Shopping Centeron July 18, 2023. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

A teenager is dead, and four other people are in the hospital, after a deadly crash in Burke, Virginia, on Tuesday.

The crash happened outside the Burke Centre Shopping Center just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fairfax County police. Officers said four teenagers in a Kia sedan were exiting the shopping center when it collided with a Cadillac traveling along Burke Centre Parkway.

Three of the teenagers and an adult occupant in the other car were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. A spokesperson for the department confirmed the death of one teen at the scene of the crash and said an investigation is ongoing.

“Detectives do believe that speed was likely a factor in this crash,” department spokesperson Lt. James Curry said during a media update.

Burke Center Parkway was closed for about six hours, in both directions, while police completed their investigation. It has now reopened.

A map marking the approximate location is included below.

Terik King

Terik King is an Associate Producer for WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2022 he held roles producing podcasts, unscripted television and content for MTV, the NFL and independent documentary production companies.

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