Updated: Fatal Crash Reported on Braddock Road

Crash was reported on Tuesday, July 19 near Braddock and North Hill Drive

Updated: July 20, 11 a.m.

A 65-year-old man was killed after the truck he was driving struck several vehicles near the intersection of Braddock Road and Ox Road.

The crash occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. The crash snarled the evening commute for hours as authorities investigated.

Authorities said that Albert Spriggs, of Sterling, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet truck westbound down Braddock Road. For unknown reasons, his truck crossed the median and entered the eastbound lanes of Braddock Road just west of Ox Road.

The truck sideswiped a Chevrolet van heading eastbound on Braddock Road near North Hill Drive. The truck then struck another Chevrolet van head on, police said. The second impact caused the truck to overturn.

Spriggs was pronounced dead on the scene. Three other vehicles traveling eastbound on Braddock were also involved in the crash. A total of five people were taken to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash. Crash reconstruction detectives continue to investigate. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


Previous Story (July 20)

Motorists can expect major delays due to a multi-vehicle fatal crash on Braddock Road near North Hill Drive.

The accident was reported at 2:27 p.m. on Tuesday. One adult male was killed in the crash and four others were injured, said Fairfax County Police Department spokesman Officer Bud Walker.

Authorities are investigating just how many vehicles were involved in the crash. Braddock Road was shut down in both directions immediately after the accident, but the westbound lane has since been reopened. Eastbound traffic is flowing but is being diverted through a neighborhood, Walker said.

The accident scene stretched from North Hill Drive to Shadow Valley Drive. Two cars looked to have collided closer to North Hill Drive, one of which had spun around. Farther west, another truck's hood was folded around a small tree in the Braddock median strip. Next to it, an overturned crate truck's crushed cab held a cargo van off balance.

Injured motorists were taken to Fairfax Hospital. Their conditions have yet to be released.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

safiro July 20, 2011 at 04:24 PM
The cause of the accident was the truck driver crossing the median onto oncoming traffic. What do you do then? Cars do speed along Braddock and the intersections of Shadow Valley Dr. and North Hill Dr. Perhaps we need a traffic light at either of these intersections, or a turning lane from Braddock.
jody July 21, 2011 at 12:30 AM
i was behind the first two cars that got hit, saw this truck flying down the road, on the wrong side, missed me and another car behind me, and smashed into the van and flipped. i am still in shock as to how this truck wound up on our side of the road.
Susan Larson July 21, 2011 at 02:06 AM
@Jody Thank you for sharing. I'm glad that you are okay.
Ron L. July 28, 2011 at 10:47 PM
I wonder if the police checked to see if this was due to "Driver Distraction", and speed.
Susan Larson July 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM
@Ron. They are investigating.


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