FAIRFAX, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Two Oakton High School students are dead and another is fighting for her life after a two-vehicle crash in Fairfax on Tuesday, police confirm.
The crash happened at Blake Lane and Five Oaks Road in Fairfax involving a white BMW and a green Toyota. Five people were transported to the hospital. The three juvenile pedestrians had life-threatening injuries. Police confirm two of the juveniles have died from their injuries. The third juvenile victim remains hospitalized.
All of the pedestrians, police say, were students at Oakton High School.
Two people in the BMW have non-life-threatening injuries and the driver of the Toyota had minor injuries.
Police are asking the public to avoid the area.
Oakton High School's Principal Jamie S. Lane sent the following letter home to families following the fatal crash:
Dear Oakton Families and Staff,
Earlier today, I shared the news of a tragic car accident near Oakton High School after dismissal. The latest police briefing has confirmed that two Oakton High School students have died as a result of their injuries. We are devastated to learn this news and are grieving the loss of these students. Our deepest condolences extend to all families impacted. At this time, we are unable to share any additional information.
We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for our community. Tomorrow, we will have the support of a crisis team for any student or staff member that would like to speak with a professional as we all process this terrible news together. This web page also has resources that you can use to support your child during this difficult time. In addition, if you or your child needs support after hours, the following resources are available: CrisisLink Regional Hotline at 703-527-4077 or text "NEEDHELP" to 85511.
As students process this difficult news, teachers will have the utmost flexibility regarding attendance and the completion of final exams and/or culminating activities scheduled for this week.
Please reach out to your child’s school counselor and/or administrator if you need any additional support for your family.
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