Man dies after crashing into pole in Reston


FAIRFAX CO. – A 23-year-old man from Maryland died Saturday morning after losing control of the car and hitting a traffic signal pole, police say.

Officers responded to the area of Baron Cameron Avenue and Hunter Mill Road around 1:15 a.m. for the report of a single car crash.

The driver, 23-year-old Johnny Souvannavong of Upper Marlboro, was the only person in the car, police say.

Police say they believe speed was a factor. The Subaru was traveling eastbound on Baron Cameron Avenue near Hunter Mill Road when a tire went off the roadway.

Police say the driver over corrected and lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to cross over eastbound lanes, the center median and westbound lanes before striking the traffic signal pole.

Souvannavong was taken to the hospital and pronounced deceased, officials say.