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Prince William motorcycle officer killed in crash

Monday - 12/31/2012, 5:03pm  ET

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Officer Chris Yung (Courtesy Prince William County Police Department)

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - A Prince William County police officer has been killed in a car-motorcycle crash in Bristow.

Officer Chris Yung, 35, who had been on the force for seven years, was responding to a separate crash on his department motorcycle at the time of the 2 p.m crash Monday.

Based on preliminary information, a minivan made a left turn into a shopping center and crossed in front of Yung, who was traveling the opposite direction, on Nokesville Road, near Piper Lane, Prince William County police say.

Yung was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No word yet on whether any charges will be filed against the minivan driver, who was not injured. The driver's name was not released.

As of 4:45 p.m., Nokesville Road, which is Route 28, remained closed to traffic for the crash investigation. Police are diverting traffic in both directions through the shopping center.

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