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- 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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