Fairfax County detectives have been working to determine what caused a Manassas man to lose control of his Ford Ranger while driving in Springfield Thursday.
Police report that 73-year-old James Jones was driving south in the 700 block of Loisdale Road a little before 12:30 p.m.when he hit a jersey wall, crossed into the northbound lane and hit another car. Jones and the driver of the other vehicle, a 66-year-old women from Lorton, were both taken to the hospital. Jones was pronounced dead a short time later. The other driver’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors contributing to the crash. Detectives are working to determine if Jones suffered a medical emergency before the crash.