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.
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) December 21, 2017
Police are asking anyone who witnessed either crash to call the Crash Reconstruction Unit witness line at 703-280-0543.