Reston crash leaves two dead – Police looking for witnesses

Detectives are looking for witnesses to an early morning crash that killed two people and injured two others early Sunday morning in Reston.

It happened about 2 a.m. on the Fairfax County Parkway near Walnut Branch Road. Fairfax County police believe the driver of a 2004 Acura MDX lost control of the car while traveling north on the Parkway. The car spun and left the roadway.

Tonnisha McCoy, 21, of Sterling, and Joselyn Herndon, 23, of Reston, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren’t considered to be life-threatening.

Detectives believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash. They say the accident investigation is complex and they’d like anyone who may have seen the accident to call them at  703-280-0564.


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Ed Tobias
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.