Witnesses Say Driver Was Racing Before Deadly Crash on Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Speed is thought to be a factor in crash that killed Manassas man, Fairfax County Police said.

A Manassas man died Thursday of injuries he suffered in a Wednesday night crash. (Patch file.)
A Manassas man died Thursday of injuries he suffered in a Wednesday night crash. (Patch file.)

A Manassas man died Thursday of injuries he suffered  in a traffic crash on the Franconia-Springfield Parkway in Fairfax County Wednesday night. 

Brian Benjamin Blaine, 30, died Thursday morning at Inova Fairfax Hospital, investigators from the Fairfax County Franconia Police District report. 

Police responded to the crash just after 11 p.m. where witnesses told them Blaine's 2001 Honda S2000 convertible appeared to be racing a dark, newer model Infiniti as it traveled southbound on the parkway just before Spring Village Drive. 

Both vehicles passed each other several times before Blaine lost control as it exited a curb just before Spring Village Drive, veered to the right and off the roadway before striking an embankment and a tree.

The impact forced the car back on the parkway where it rolled and stopped upright in the southbound lanes, police said. 

It doesn't appear the Honda and the Infiniti hit each other during the crash. Blaine was taken to the hospital where he died at 8 a.m. on Thursday. 

Crash investigators said speed was a factor in the crash, but it is not yet known if alcohol or drugs were also factors. 

Investigators are still trying to identify the driver of the Infiniti. 

Anyone with information about the crash or about the Infiniti is asked to contact Crime Solvers  at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.  Information can also be reported by dialing Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Lyle Lanley December 05, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Please correct this "Blaine's 2001 Honda S2000 convertible appeared to be raising a dark.. " , substitute "racing" for "raising". Thanks!
Jane Lemons (Editor) December 05, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Got it! Thanks for reading with a careful eye! -- jane


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