Dejon L'Air Williams, two daughters killed in Fairfax crash
A woman and her two daughters died in a three-car crash in Fairfax City overnight that also left one injured.
Police say a Honda Civic traveling east on Lee Highway side-swiped a car, then broad-sided a minivan before hitting the median. The wreck occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday near Jermantown Road.
Rescue crews responded, but police say the driver of the Civic, identified as 27-year-old Dejon L'Air Williams, was already dead. Also killed were Victoria Williams, 7, and Faith, 5.
The 38-year-old driver of the minivan was also hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to survive, police say.
A VDOT worker who witnessed the crash told ABC7 News that, after the collision, pieces of the car could be seen nearly a half mile away. He says it was the most horrible accident he has ever seen.
Police say excessive speed is the cause of the accident, and it is unknown whether all parties involved were wearing seat belts.
Sergeant Joe Johnson with Fairfax County Police says, "Apparently as this woman was traveling through northern Virginia, there were several calls about her erratic driving fast in work zones where there were drivers. VDOT employees were saying,' ...wow a black car came through here so fast we didn't get a good description of it.'"
Eyewitnesses say Williams was driving at an estimated 100 miles per hour.
Williams has a history of dangerous driving, including twice being convicted of reckless driving, speeding and driving without a license.
Those who knew her from her rural community outside Winchester say she was a doting mother who was watchful over her children.
They add her erratic driving Tuesday night is inconsistent with the woman they knew.
"I've seen her drive out of here and come in. Never seen her over exceed any speed limit," neighbor Greg Shaughnessy.
Scott Conway, another one of Williams' neighbors, adds, "She was just a wonderful person from what I've known of her...She was young. It's a shame. It's shame."
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