Weather and speed possible causes of fatal Springfield crash

Fairfax County crash

Stormy weather may have been a factor in a crash Monday afternoon that took the life of a woman. Fairfax County detectives say speed may also have been a factor.

It was raining when the crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Rolling Road near Hunter Village Drive in Springfield. Crash investigators say 70-year-old Mina Fowler lost control of her Honda Civic, crossed the median and hit a Kia Sportage driven by a 33-year-old man from Woodbridge. Fowler died in the crash. The driver of the Kia was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.




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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.