Police have identified the driver killed in the crash of a 2005 Cadillac sedan shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 in the Mount Vernon Police District.
Officials say the victim was 38-year-old Todd Sterling Hein of 5501 Woodway Drive in Alexandria.
Police say the car was traveling southbound on Harrison Lane at a high rate of speed failed to negotiate a sharp, left hand curve in the roadway and continued straight down the paved entrance to Huntley Meadows Park. It then ran off of the park driveway, struck a tree and caught fire with Hein inside.
Citizens attempted to free him, but could not. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Details of the crash are still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or text â€œTIP187â€ plus your message to CRIMES/274637. Or, you can call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.