VIRGINIA

Missing Fairfax teacher is found dead

A Fairfax County schoolteacher reported missing Aug. 16 was identified Saturday as the motorcyclist found dead Thursday in a wooded area near Fairfax County Parkway.

Simon H. Chang, 39, was an emotional disabilities teacher at South Lakes High School in Reston and the assistant coach of the junior varsity basketball team. He lived on Fellowship Square in Ashburn, and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office issued a lookout for Chang and his blue Ducati motorcycle on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office reported that a friend had last seen him Aug. 9 and a family member reported him missing Aug. 16.

Fairfax County police said a groundskeeper found the body of a man shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday near the on-ramp to the northbound Fairfax County Parkway from Lee Highway in the Fair Oaks area. Investigators believe the motorcycle ran off the shoulder and came to rest in a wooded area adjacent to a runoff pond.

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It was not clear how long Chang had been there, Fairfax police Lt. John Lieb said. The area where he was found is behind the county’s West Ox school bus facility. Investigators did not find any sign that other vehicles were involved and have not determined whether speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.

“Mr. Chang was a beloved staff member,” said South Lakes principal Kim B. Retzer, “who touched the lives of the students he taught and coached. He will be remembered by students and staff alike for his caring nature and he will always be a part of the Seahawk family.”

— Tom Jackman

Fairfax woman, hit by two cars, is killed

A Fairfax County woman was hit and killed Thursday night in the Fair Lakes area by two cars, which both left the scene, Fairfax police said Saturday. One of the drivers soon returned, and the other contacted police the next day.

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Nooria Youssefi, 46, was walking across Fair Lakes Circle near the Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores about 11 p.m. Police said she was not near a crosswalk when she was struck by a 2016 Audi A3 and then by a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Youssefi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Audi initially drove away but returned a short time later and is cooperating with police, Fairfax police Lt. John Lieb said Saturday.

After a lookout was broadcast for the second vehicle, the Hyundai’s driver called police on Friday morning and was interviewed. Lieb said he did not know whether either driver would be cited for leaving the scene of an accident.

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Investigators do not yet know whether speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Youssefi’s death was the 12th pedestrian fatality in Fairfax this year. Fairfax police have been emphasizing pedestrian safety after 16 people were struck and killed in the county last year, more than the 13 homicides recorded.

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— Tom Jackman

MARYLAND

Upper Marlboro man dies weeks after crash

An Upper Marlboro man has died of his injuries weeks after his car crashed into a tree, police said.

Stanley Broadie, 61, was driving west on a sharp right curve on South Osborne Road around 4:45 p.m. Aug. 7 when his car veered, hit a tree and flipped, according to Prince George’s County police.

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Broadie was the only person in the car and was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries on Thursday.

— Lynh Bui

Man dies on river in Anne Arundel County

Officials say a man has died after jumping from a boat in Maryland.

It happened on the Rhode River after the man jumped from a boat and didn’t resurface.

Anne Arundel County fire officials said fire officials responded about 2:55 p.m.

The county fire boat and dive team searched for about an hour before finding the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The U.S. Coast Guard is leading an investigation.

— Associated Press

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