Great Falls crash kills woman

Fairfax County detectives continue to investigate a crash that took the life of a Great Falls woman Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 3 p.m when a Honda Civic driven by 73-year old Mai-Huong Nguyen ran off Riverbend Road, stuck a utility pole near Mine Run Road and rolled onto its side. Nguyen was taken to Reston Hospital Center where she later died. No one else was in the car.

Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit are looking into the possibility that Nguyen might have suffered a medical emergency, causing her to lose control of the car.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.