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Tuesday, December 7, Memories of Lauren Sausville are clustered around a cross on Colchester Road. Friends of the Fairfax High School junior have left flowers, photos and souvenirs and some have inscribed sayings and nicknames onto the cross. Letters, laminated against the elements, testifying to how much the writer misses the year-old, have been placed at the crash site in Fairfax Station. Lauren died in a car crash on Friday, Dec.
She is the latest in a series of teens who have died in car crashes across the Washington, D. Over the course of11 traffic fatalities have involved people aged in Fairfax County, said Capt. Jesse Bowman of Fairfax County Police.
Eight of those have involved females, and four of those eight have been 16 years old. This is also the 57th traffic My One And Only Love - Super Tri Piano - Pianic Pianism in Fairfax County this year. Last year, the county had 62 traffic fatalities, said Sgt.
Richard Perez of Fairfax County Police. To put that number into perspective, Bowman said the county has had nine homicides this year.
She described the sight as "very sobering. On Friday night, Lauren had been at a gathering in a local apartment where there was no alcohol, said Sgt. Pat Wimberly of the police I Am You - Depeche Mode - Exciter Reconstruction Unit. Lauren, said Wimberly, waited outside a local convenience store for an adult to help her. Lauren was following a car driven by a year old boy who lives in the Clifton area to a house in that area.
The road in that area is narrow, winding and hilly, which results in low visibility. The area is heavily wooded and sparsely populated. Although few streetlights illuminate the road, one is located near the intersection.
The intersection, however, does not register among the most dangerous in the county, said Perez. As Sausville was following the boy, she lost control of her vehicle, Lost On The Winding Road - Bek-Jean Stewart - Junior Years Ford Explorer. Lauren's car skidded along the road before hitting the rear of the other car.
One six-pack of beer was found in the car. Lauren was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have determined that speed was a factor in the crash, but police have yet to determine Lauren's blood Alcohol level.
The 17 year old's blood alcohol level was. As a minor, his level cannot exceed. Police have charged the boy with driving while intoxicated, and he faces a loss of his driver's license and possible jail time for the class 1 misdemeanor. Police are engaged in a variety of education and enforcement campaigns to try to combat drunken driving and educate younger drivers, Perez said.
The police have youth driver classes which teach teens, "how to safely avoid becoming a crash statistic," Perez Lost On The Winding Road - Bek-Jean Stewart - Junior Years.
Additionally, they have begun "sting operations" Bob Gallion - Him And Her/Two Out Of Three target the business community. Underage police cadets go to various establishments throughout the county and try to buy alcohol.
They also have stepped up alcohol enforcement patrols and sobriety checkpoints. The Connection Jump to content. Upvote 0. The intersection, however, does not register among the most dangerous in the county, said Perez THE BOY, who was driving a Mazda MX-6, had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection.
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