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Stolen Car Crashes into Tanker Truck After Chase, Closes I-95 South for Hours: Police

The driver was seriously injured and lengthy delays were reported in I-95 south in Fairfax County

crash on i-95 south in Fairfax County

Police chased a stolen car until it crashed into a tanker truck and wall on Interstate 95 in Virginia and the driver is now fighting for their life, Virginia State Police said.

Southbound lanes on I-95 have reopened after the crash shut them down for hours, News4 partner WTOP reports.

Virginia State Police tried to stop a Nissan that had been reported stolen in Maryland about 8 a.m. Friday, police said.

The Nissan didn’t stop, sped away west on I-495 and exited onto southbound I-95 as officers pursued, police said.

The driver careened into a tanker truck, hurtled across the road and crashed into a Jersey wall near Exit 166 in the Lorton area, police said.

The driver, a man, was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

No other injuries were reported.


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All southbound lanes of I-95 were closed in that part of Fairfax County and delays stretched for about a mile, transportation authorities said.

The crash is under investigation.

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