SB lanes on Va. 28 reopened after officer struck while directing traffic

Northbound lanes were stopped while southbound traffic was diverted. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Northbound lanes were stopped while southbound traffic was diverted. (WTOP Kathy Stewart)

Delays persist on Va. 28 (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Delays persist on Va. 28 (WTOP Kathy Stewart)

A truck overturned in a crash on Route 28. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)
A truck overturned in a crash on Route 28. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)

A truck hit a utility pole, bringing wires down across the roadway. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)
A truck hit a utility pole, bringing wires down across the roadway. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)

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Northbound lanes were stopped while southbound traffic was diverted. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Delays persist on Va. 28 (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
A truck overturned in a crash on Route 28. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)
A truck hit a utility pole, bringing wires down across the roadway. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)
WASHINGTON — Multiple crashes on Virginia Route 28/Sully Road in Centreville, Virginia, near Interstate 66 closed lanes and caused delays Thursday morning.

The initial crash happened around 4:15 a.m. and involved several vehicles, including a box truck, a tractor-trailer and a car. One of the vehicles overturned. One of the trucks struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines across the roadway and knocking out power to the area, according to Fairfax County police. All three drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes of Route 28 had reopened temporarily but closed again after a second crash occurred. A member of the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad was struck by a car while directing traffic at the scene of the initial crash. He was taken to the hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed either crash to call the Crash Reconstruction Unit witness line at 703-280-0543.

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