Death from Crash Last Month

— A 35-year-old woman died from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred last month in Fairfax Station. Officers responded to a single vehicle crash at 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 31 on Popes Head Road near Beech Ridge Drive. Elissa Williams, of Ashburn, was the driver of a 2020 Audi RS3 and was traveling eastbound on Popes Head Road. As the Audi crested the hill near Beech Ridge Drive, Williams lost control of the RS3 and went off the road to the right, striking several trees, according to police. The impact redirected the RS3 back into the road where it came to a stop.

Williams was taken to the hospital with injuries considered life threatening. She remained hospitalized since the crash and succumbed to her injuries on Sept. 9. A passenger in the vehicle was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

Detectives from the FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit reported that speed and alcohol both appear to be factors of the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone -1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).

This is the 10th non-pedestrian related fatality in the County to date in 2021.

Year to date, in 2020 there were 8 non-pedestrian related fatalities.

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