Chantilly Man Dies in Prosperity Avenue Crash


Chantilly Man Dies in Prosperity Avenue Crash

McLean Police District – A 19-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash this morning.

At 7:02 a.m., officers responded to the crash in the 2900 block of Prosperity Avenue. Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit preliminarily determined the driver of a 2020 International HV613 tractor-trailer was making a left turn onto southbound Prosperity Avenue. David Mendez Hernandez was driving a 2007 Nissan 350Z northbound on Prosperity Avenue at a high rate of speed. He lost control of the vehicle and struck the tractor-trailer. Mendez Hernandez was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.    

This is the 19th non-pedestrian related fatal crash in the County to date in 2022. Year to date, in 2021 there were 19 non-pedestrian related fatal crashes.   

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