A 17-year-old Woodbridge male died in a single-vehicle crash on Purcell Road in Manassas, Prince William, Tuesday night.
Fatal Crash Investigation – On October 12 at 10:33 p.m., Prince William County officers responded to the 12500 block of Purcell Road in Manassas (20112) to investigate a single vehicle crash.
"The investigation revealed that a juvenile driver of a 2004 Acura LX was traveling northwest on Purcell Road at a high rate of speed. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle, which then left the roadway and struck a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll several times," said 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok.
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.
A passenger inside the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.
The passenger of the vehicle and an acquaintance driving in a second vehicle behind the Acura drove the injured driver to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injures.
Due to a change in Virginia law, the identity of the juvenile driver is not being disclosed. The investigation continues.
The deceased driver of the 2004 Acura LX was identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge
The passenger in the 2004 Acura LX was identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge