A Springfield woman is dead after a fatal crash in Springfield.
Fairfax County police said officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Braddock and Roanoke River roads at about 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Police said an initial investigation revealed that a 2007 Lexus ES430 driven by an 87-year-old man made a left turn in front of a 2002 Lincoln Town Car driven by a 77-year-old man.
Police said Shirley Jane Ferrell, 76, of Prince William Drive was a rear seat passenger in the Lincoln and died at the hospital. Police said there also was a 13-year-old female passenger in the Lincoln. There were two female passengers, 87 and 18 years old, in the Lexus. Both drivers and all passengers were taken to a local hospital. Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. The case is still under investigation.
A man is dead after being hit with a car on Jan. 19 in Springfield.
Fairfax County police said an 80-year-old man was driving a 2008 Mazda 323 southbound on Greeley Boulevard and made a left turn, on a green light, onto eastbound Old Keene Mill Road.
Police said 74-year-old Thomas Sullivan was walking south across the eastbound lanes of Old Keene Mill Road, not in a crosswalk, and was struck by the Mazda.
Police said an initial investigation shows that the Mazda struck Sullivan while in the left lane. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police said speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 15, police were called to the area of the Fairfax County Parkway and New Road in Springfield for the report of a crash.
During the initial investigation, detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van, driven by a 32-year-old Maryland man, was northbound on the Parkway in the left lane approaching the intersection of New Road. A 2001 Toyota Camry driven by 40-year-old Vijaya L. Vellanki of Ashburn was at the intersection of the Parkway and New Road, facing east. As the van approached, the Camry reportedly pulled out in front of the van in an apparent attempt to go north on the Fairfax County Parkway; the vehicles collided.
The driver of the van sustained minor injuries and declined to be transported. Vellanki was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead on Jan. 16.
Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the crash.
Marguerite Louise Moran, 90, of 1903 Westmoreland Street in McLean, died Jan. 9 from injuries sustained in a house fire the day after Christmas in which six cats also perished.
The cause of Moran’s death was smoke inhalation, according to the medical examiner.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to the house fire at approximately noon Dec. 26 in McLean. The single-family home is located in the 1900 block of Westmoreland Street.
Firefighters located Moran and removed her. She was transported to Washington Hospital Burn Center with life-threatening injuries. The fire was located in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished. There also were eight animals found in the home, with six cats found deceased. Personnel provided care and oxygen to the remaining cat and dog while transporting them to Suburban Animal Hospital, where they were treated and released. Damage to the home was estimated at $50,000.
The cause of the fire was accidental, originating in an oven.
Adam Jacob Zottoli, 32, of Fairfax was sentenced Jan. 17 to 25 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for producing child pornography involving a 13-year-old boy and another minor.
Zottoli pleaded guilty on Oct. 29, 2013. According to court documents, on March 19, 2013, a 13-year-old boy came to the attention of the Fairfax County Police Department based on concerns at school. The minor told law enforcement that he had been sexually assaulted by Zottoli over the past three years, and that Zottoli had photographed some of the incidents. Law enforcement then obtained search warrants for Zottoli’s house and computers, and a review of Zottoli’s computers found images and videos of the minor, as well as videos and images of another minor. After Zottoli was arrested by the Fairfax County Police Department on April 4, 2013, he admitted to producing child pornography.
Zottoli previously was convicted of possession of child pornography on May 1, 2000, in the Eastern District of Virginia and was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison. As a result of that prior conviction, Zottoli was subject to an increased mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison during his sentencing on Jan. 17.
A former Sterling resident has been charged with a January robbery of a local PNC Bank.
The suspect, Jonzel M. Bailey, 22, is currently in custody in the Fairfax Adult Detention Center for other charges.
The incident at the PNC Bank took place at 9 a.m. Jan. 2 in the 100 block of Free Court when a man, believed to Bailey, entered the facility and demanded cash.
Bailey was arrested in Miami last week and taken back to Virginia on Jan. 18 after waiving extradition. Bailey is being held in Fairfax on charges of robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Herndon on Dec. 27, though he was charged Jan. 18 for the Sterling robbery.
A joint investigation was conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Town of Herndon Police.
— Gregg MacDonald