State police have identified a 14-year-old boy from Washington, D.C., as the passenger killed after high-speed police chase in Fairfax early Saturday.
The wreck happened at 12:47 a.m., about two minutes after a trooper tried to stop a Honda Accord after seeing it traveling erratically near on Va. 236.
“When the trooper activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the Honda, it sped away from the trooper,” state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email.
The Honda, driven by a 15-year-old Fairfax boy, was traveling in excess of 100 mph, she said.
At the intersection of U.S. 29 and U.S. 50, the driver ran a red light and struck a Toyota Camry.
“The Camry had the green light and was coming through the intersection when it was struck,” Geller said.
The Honda's passenger, Marquette Bell, died at the scene.
The Honda’s driver ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended nearby. The 15-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, eluding police, felony hit and run and driving without a license, Geller said. Police did not release his name because he is a juvenile.
The driver of the Toyota Camry suffered non life-threatening injuries.