Driver Killed in Fiery Crash in Va. Identified

Jeffrey M. Woods of Alexandria died in an accident with a police cruiser Monday

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 10:31 PM EDT
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The Fairfax County police officer who survived a fiery crash Monday may owe his life to the night manager of a fast food restaurant. Now the Good Samaritan wants the public to know why he did it. Erika Gonzalez has his story.

The Fairfax County police officer who survived a fiery crash Monday may owe his life to the night manager of a fast food restaurant. Now the Good Samaritan wants the public to know why he did it. Erika Gonzalez has his story.

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Fairfax County police have identified the man who was killed when his car crashed head-on into a police cruiser in Alexandria this week.

Jeffrey M. Woods, 52, of Alexandria died at the scene of the accident on Franconia Road, near Gum Street, about 3 a.m. Monday. Authorities say Woods was driving a 2006 Infiniti and suddenly veered left and struck the cruiser, causing the Infiniti to catch fire.

The officer was trapped in his cruiser and a motorist helped him get out. The officer was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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