1 dead in crash that closes SB George Washington Parkway in McLean

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on the George Washington Parkway early Friday.

The crash investigation closed the southbound George Washington Parkway in McLean between the Capital Beltway and Va. 123/Chain Bridge Road for 6 1/2 hours.

The crash occurred near the CIA, with U.S. Park Police officers responding at 5:18 a.m. The parkway reopened just before noon.

The police said the driver was the only one in the vehicle. That person’s identity has not yet been released.

The closure of the parkway prompted authorities to advise drivers to take alternate routes.

Traffic was heavy on alternative routes, including the Clara Barton Parkway, throughout the morning.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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