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Ashburn Woman Killed in Crash on Fairfax County Parkway

Northbound Astro van struck car after it reportedly pulled in front of minivan.

An Ashburn woman succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident last week in Fairfax County.
An Ashburn woman succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident last week in Fairfax County.

An Ashburn woman has been identified as the victim of an accident on Fairfax County Parkway a week ago.

Around 8 a.m. Jan. 15, a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van collided with a 2001 Toyota Camry at the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway and New Road in the Burke area, according to a report from the Fairfax County Police Department.

The van, driven by a 32-year-old Maryland man, was heading northbound on Fairfax County Parkway, approaching New Road. Vijaya L. Vellanki, 40, of Ashburn, was in the Camry facing east at the intersection, according to the report.

The Camry reportedly pull out in front of the van, attempting to head north on Fairfax County Parkway, when the two collided, according to the report.

The minivan’s driver sustained minor injuries and declined to be taken to a medical facility. Vellanki was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she succumbed to injuries from the crash on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors in this crash, according to Fairfax Police.

mc6 January 23, 2014 at 06:14 PM
Was the deceased wearing a seatbelt? Fatalities in car crashes are pretty rare these days, aren't they?
Gene Dodson January 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Not sure if getting hit broadside seat belts would of helped. The Camry being a 2001, probably did not have side air bags,

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