From Fairfax County police:
Police responded to the report of a crash on (Rt.286), The Fairfax County Parkway near Fox Mill Road, on Monday, August 25, just before 6:30 a.m. During the preliminary investigation, Crash Reconstruction detectives determined that a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer, being driven by a 51-year-old Pennsylvania man, was southbound on Rt.286, approaching the intersection of Fox Mill Road. The driver of the tractor-trailer observed a Cadillac Escalade (SUV) on the right shoulder underneath the Pinecrest Road overpass. As the Freightliner got closer, a pedestrian apparently stepped from in front of the SUV and into the path of the oncoming truck. The driver of the truck unsuccessfully attempted to avoid the pedestrian. The truck hit the pedestrian and then stopped. The pedestrian hit the roadway and sustained life-threatening injuries.
Clayton F. Young, 54, of Oakton Chase Court in Oak Hill, Virginia, was transported to Reston Hospital Center and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
From our fire department:
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Sunday, August 10, 2014, at approximately 7:05 p.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The single-family townhouse is located in the McNair Farms community, in 2400 block of Wheat Meadow Circle.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from two floors of the three-level, middle of the row townhouse upon arrival. The Incident Commander quickly called a second alarm, bringing more than 60 firefighters to the scene. Despite firefighters conducting an aggressive fire attack, the fire had spread to several adjacent townhomes. It took firefighters approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. Occupants from several townhomes all escaped unharmed. Firefighters also conducted extensive overhaul and salvage operations. Two of the townhomes were a total loss, and four others received minor damage. Nine occupants have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting all of the displaced. There were no injuries.
Damage estimate for all six townhomes is estimated at $900,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Improperly discarded smoking materials caused the fire.