A 29-year-old man died Sunday after his car swerved across Route 50 in Fairfax City and crashed into a building.
Fairfax City police identified the man as Vladislav Bochkov of Lochleven Trail in Fairfax.
According to police, the car was traveling east shortly after noon when it stopped for a red traffic signal. When the light changed to green, the car quickly accelerated across three lanes of traffic and headed onto Fairfax Boulevard, as Route 50 is known there.
It left the road, crossed a median and struck the outside of a building complex in the 10900 block of Fairfax Boulevard.
The driver, who apparently was not wearing seat belt, police said, was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
It was not clear why the car had left the road, and the cause of death was not immediately known.
People who answered the phone at Bochkov’s home said it was too soon for them to talk about the incident.
His LinkedIn profile indicates that he had recently been a student in the business administration master’s program at Georgetown University, but this could not be immediately confirmed.
Several recent incidents have been reported in which automobiles left parking lots or streets and crashed into a building. Sunday’s incident appeared to be the first recent fatality.