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Crash Kills Manassas Man, Witnesses say Cars Were Racing

A man from Manassas was killed in a car crash. Witnesses told police the two cars involved appeared to be racing.

More in a press release from Fairfax County police:

Police responded to the report of a crash on Wednesday, December 4 shortly after 11 p.m. Brian Benjamin Blaine, 30, of Manassas, was driving his 2001 Honda S2000 convertible southbound on the Franconia-Springfield Parkway, approaching Spring Village Drive. Witnesses reported that the Honda seemed to be racing a dark colored, newer model Infiniti.

Both vehicles apparently passed each other several times. Blaine lost control of the Honda as it exited the curve just prior to Spring Village Drive. The vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right, struck an embankment and a tree which redirected the car back onto the Parkway. The Honda then rolled over and came to rest, upright, in the southbound lanes of the Parkway. The Honda and the Infiniti did not appear to make contact at any time.

Blaine was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 5.

Speed was a factor in this crash. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor and the crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash or about the Infiniti is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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  • Josh

    I got rid of my AP1 s2000 a few years back…. Fun car tho.. Loved the 9000 rpm redline .. The problem is that car has 50/50 balance and when the back tires spin the car wants to spin around its headlights.. Its called snap oversteer. So if anybody is looking for a s2000 please know how to drive a rwd. Its a turd outta the hole but as soon as vtec engages its like a crotch rocket from 6000-9000rpm.

    By the time u shift to 2nd your doin about 50 mph.. Be ready for the car to try n step out on u with absoloutely no warning….. Such as between shifts with any uneven or wet roads…

    Not a car for a beginner. Its for a responsible owner .


  • Kendhe Deligny

    Brian was dear friend and great person. I really wished I had gone to see him Wednesday night. I feel like mayber if I had, he’d still be with us. He was leaving work, I sincerely doubt he was drinking, not like him. Whoever it was in that Infiniti, if you are in any way responisible for that crash, come forward or may his death forever haunt you. Brian was a skilled driver and mechanic. He knew his car inside out, and would NEVER put himself in a situation where he would wreck like that. I miss my boy! R.I.P. Brian……….know that you have and will always be loved.

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