Centenarian Katie Grosse of McLean died yesterday evening after being involved in a car crash that afternoon.
Fairfax County Police were called to Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Boulevard yesterday afternoon on report of the crash. Their initial investigation revealed that a 2001 Toyota Sienna, being driven by an 81-year-old Falls Church woman, was traveling north on Dolley Madison Boulevard with the 103-year-old McLean woman in the front passenger seat.
According to police reports, a 2008 Audi sedan and a 2008 Toyota Camry were in the westbound left-turn lanes of Old Dominion Drive, waiting to turn onto southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard. The driver of the Sienna apparently lost control of the vehicle while attempting to turn right onto Old Dominion Drive. The Sienna jumped the center median on Old Dominion Drive, struck the Audi and then struck the Camry. Both occupants of the Sienna were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The passenger in the Sienna, Katie Grosse, was pronounced dead at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Alcohol was not a factor in this crash. Detectives are still attempting to determine if speed was a factor. The investigation continues.