Construction vehicles collide on 395 HOV lanes killing local man, injuring 2

WASHINGTON — The driver of a pickup truck was killed and his two passengers were seriously injured early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a dump truck on the Interstate 395 HOV lanes in Arlington County.

Both the pickup truck and the dump truck were construction vehicles working on pavement repairs in the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, which were closed to traffic at the time of the 2:20 a.m. crash, according to the Virginia State Police.

The crash investigation and cleanup kept the lanes closed to commuters through the morning rush creating backups that extended south of the Springfield interchange on Interstate 95. The HOV lanes reopened about 10 a.m.

The dump truck was traveling south to deliver a load of paving material when it encountered the pickup, which was traveling toward the dump truck. The two vehicles collided as the pickup rounded a bend in the highway near the Pentagon, the State Police said.

Brian S. Kilburne, 55, of Fredericksburg, was taken to the hospital, were he died later Tuesday morning. Two passengers that were riding in the pickup with him were also taken to the hospital for serious injuries. They are expected to survive.

The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

The lanes were scheduled to be closed as part of the ongoing construction to convert the HOV lanes to tolled express lanes. The 8-mile project will extend the 395 Express lanes from Edsall Road to the D.C. line along with other improvements to the corridor.

WTOP’s Reem Nadeem contributed to this report. 

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