202

1 dead after westbound I-66 crash

One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 66 Thursday morning that closed westbound lanes near Fairfax County, Virginia, for more than two hours. All westbound lanes of I-66 reopened at around 7:50 a.m.

WASHINGTON — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 66 Thursday morning that closed westbound lanes near Fairfax County, Virginia, for more than two hours.

All westbound lanes reopened at around 7:50 a.m. Traffic was diverted to Virginia Route 123 until 6:48 a.m.

Virginia State Police said the crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. A 2012 Honda Civic was traveling west on I-66 when it was rear-ended by a Hyundai Elantra.

Lesly R. Coronado, 26, of Falls Church, Virginia, was driving the Civic. She died at the scene. Police found that she was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Elantra — who was wearing her seat belt — was not injured.

Charges are pending, police said in a news release.

The Virginia State Police Fairfax Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation.

Below is the area of the crash.

Stay with WTOP for the latest traffic report.


Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.