Prince William Police investigate fatal vehicle crash on Oct. 12, 2021

Teen Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Purcell Road

The young man was ejected from the vehicle

Site of the Oct. 12, 2021 Fatal Accident
12500 Purcell Road
Manassas, VA
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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


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