Teen dies in car crash in Prince William Co.

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A young man died after a high-speed crash involving three cars early Saturday morning in Prince William County, Virginia, authorities said.

Police identified the slain teen as Qais Jailani, 19, of Haymarket, Virginia.

Officers were called to the area of ​​Catharpin Road and Fallen Oaks Place in Gainesville at approximately 1:10 a.m. Saturday for the crash.

In a press release , Prince William County Police said Jailani was behind the wheel of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra traveling southbound on Catharpin Road at speed when a 2015 Corolla, also speeding, passed her and crossed the double line. yellow. Police said Jailani then tried to pass the Corolla in a "No Passing Zone" but hit the Corolla's bumper.

The Corolla spun and struck a 2006 Scion traveling in the opposite direction, while the Elantra Jailani was driving skidded off the road and down an embankment before hitting a tree.

Jailani was taken to the hospital where he died, police said. A passenger in his car, who was also 19 years old, sustained injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Corolla, who has only been identified as a 16-year-old from Haymarket, Virginia, and the 50-year-old woman driving the Scion were not injured, police said.

Police said they are still investigating the crash, but speed is a factor.

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