Tractor-Trailer Fire Shuts Down Eastbound I-66

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Major delays on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County Wednesday morning.

    A vehicle fire caused all the east bound lanes and two westbound lanes to be shut down near Route 234 around the Gainesville area.

    Chopper Video from I66 Crash in Prince William

    [DC] Chopper Video from I66 Crash in Prince William
    Footage from the helicopter of the 3 car crash that snarled eastbound traffic near Manassas Wednesday morning.

    At about 6:45 a.m., a tractor-trailer drifted to the left, pushing a Cadillac CTS into the far left HOV lane. Those two vehicles then struck a Toyota Prius. The Cadillac spun out, and the tractor-trailer continued about 300 more feet before coming to rest and bursting into flames.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer, 45-year-old David Simensen, of Woodbridge, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

    All lanes were open by 10 a.m.