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1 Killed in Crash on I-66

Vehicles were still backed up for five miles as of about 8:30 a.m., but traffic is slowly improving



    Crews on Scene of Deadly Crash on I-66

    Drivers are backed up for miles after a fatal crash on Interstate 66 in Centreville. The crash happened between 2 and 3 a.m. Tuesday, but more information was not immediately available. (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A car headed east on I-66 rear-ended a tractor-trailer, Virginia State Police said

    • The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-66 in Centreville, close to Route 29

    • The right side is blocked by the crash investigation

    One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia.

    A car heading east rear-ended a tractor-trailer shortly before 2 a.m., and the impact caused the car to catch fire, Virginia State Police said. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-66 in Centreville, close to the 52 mile-marker, police said.

    The crash remains under investigation.

    The right side of I-66 was blocked for hours by the crash investigation. Vehicles were backed up for at least nine miles before traffic started to ease.

    The scene was cleared by mid-morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

    The victim's name has not yet been released.

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