Teen dies in Lorton crash

Investigators continue to look into the circumstances surrounding a car crash in Lorton Thursday evening that took the life of a young woman from Woodbridge.

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Lidya Bryant (Photo via Facebook)

It happened around 8:00 p.m. on Gunston Road near Old Colchester Road. Fairfax County Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives say 19-year old Lidya Brayant died after her car left the road, hit a tree, spun completely around and hit a second tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brayant went to Woodbridge High School and lived in Woodbridge with her

Police say that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this collision and they’re still checking to see if speed was involved.


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