Fairfax County police are investigating the death of a Reston girl who apparently exited her grandparent’s car as it was traveling on Lee Highway late last month, and later died from her injuries.
Police said on Friday that shortly before 2 a.m. on July 31, officers came upon a 2009 Infiniti, four-door sedan stopped on Lee Highway over Interstate 495. A preliminary investigation determined that a 17-year-old girl, for unknown reasons, exited the vehicle from the back seat of the sedan while it was being driven by her grandparents. The girl fell onto the travel lanes of Lee Highway. Her injuries were determined to be life-threatening and she was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, according to police. “I believe the speed limit where it took place is 35 mph,” said police spokesman Eddy Ezcarate.
Police said that on Aug. 13, at about 3:45 p.m., the 17-year-old girl--identified as Jasmyne Grant of Reston--was pronounced dead.
Grant attended Cedar Lane School, a FCPS school for emotionally challenged adolescents, in Vienna. “Cedar Lane was Jasmyne Grant’s primary school, but she did take a couple of classes at South Lakes High School last year,” said FCPS spokesman John Torre in an email.
No charges have been filed in the case. Police said they are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.