A 19-year-old Manassas man, rushing to work early Thursday morning, died when his car smashed into a guardrail and a light pole on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax County police said Friday.
Vincent Goshe, of 7414 Emerald Lane, was heading westbound on Lee Jackson in Chantilly at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, and approached the intersection with Lee Road at a high speed, according to Officer Sophia Grinnan of the Fairfax police department.
Speeding through the intersection, Goshe was in a right-turn-only lane, but he continued driving straight and slammed into the guard rail. He was not wearing a seat belt, Grinnan said.
“He was alone in the car and he died instantly,” Grinnan said. “There were no witnesses to the actual accident. He passed someone on the roadway [who was far behind him at the time of the accident], and they say he was going pretty fast.”
Goshe, an employee of United Parcel Service, was apparently late for work at the time of the accident, Grinnan said.
Investigators said that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
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