A Mt. Vernon resident died Sunday afternoon after being injured in a car crash in Kingstowne, Fairfax County police say.
Diana Merediz, 71, died at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Kingstowne Boulevard and Kingstowne Village Parkway.
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Merediz was riding in a car driven by a 77-year-old man going southbound on Kingstowne Boulevard in a 1994 Toyota Camry. When the man attempted to turn left onto Kingstowne Village Parkway, a 25-year-old man driving a 2011 Ford Mustang on the northbound side of Kingstowne Boulevard struck the Camry on the passenger side. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Both drivers were transported to a local hospital — the 77-year-old with life-threatening injuries, the 25-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating this case as of Tuesday morning.