Fatality reported in series of crashes along I-66 in Fairfax County, Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – Tragedy struck on I-66 in Virginia, as the Virginia State Police reported a fatality following a series of accidents on Wednesday. The chain of events began with a crash involving three vehicles in the westbound lanes of I-66, which resulted in one person injured who refused treatment.

Shortly after, another three-vehicle accident occurred on the same stretch of I-66 near Nutley Street exit, involving a tow truck that was responding to the initial crash at the 51 mile marker. According to VSP spokeswoman Corinne Geller, the tow truck came to a halt, leading to a chain reaction collision where an SUV rear-ended the tow truck before colliding with a pickup truck.

Tragically, the driver of the SUV sustained fatal injuries and was taken to Fairfax INOVA Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. Despite facing non-life-threatening injuries, the tow truck driver was also hospitalized for treatment. Fortunately, the driver of the pickup truck escaped unscathed from the ordeal.

Subsequently, a third wreck unfolded on the interstate at around 7:35 p.m., involving two vehicles near mile marker 56. Emergency personnel rushed one of the drivers involved in the collision to the hospital for further medical attention.

The sequence of accidents on I-66 serves as a stark reminder of the dangers and unpredictability of the roadways, highlighting the importance of vigilance and caution while driving. The Virginia State Police continue to investigate the incidents to determine the causes and any contributing factors that led to these tragic outcomes on the busy highway. Stay updated for more developments on this story as information unfolds.