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In Fairfax, two brothers were involved in a serious vehicle crash early Monday morning, police say. 

Photo: Jummy Olabanji/WJLA

The driver, Marvin Jimenez Centellas, 24, of Persimmon Drive in Fairfax, died at the scene. His 20-year-old brother is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police say both men are from Fairfax County.

The wreck occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Pickett Road and Colonial Avenue. Authorities said Centellas struck the median strip and a tree, which caused the vehicle to flip over.

It's unclear whether speed contributed to the crash, but police are ruling out weather as a factor because, they say, it was not raining at the time of the crash.

A section of Pickett Road was shut down for several hours while police were investigating. It reopened around 7:35 a.m.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

(Photo: Jummy Olabanji/WJLA)
(Photo: Jummy Olabanji/WJLA)

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