Park Police seek more info. on head-on George Washington Parkway crash

U.S. Park Police investigators are looking for information after Monday’s deadly George Washington Parkway crash that killed a taxi driver during the afternoon commute.

Police identified the driver as a 55-year-old man from Springfield, Virginia. They said the family requested that the driver’s name not be released.

Another vehicle crossed the center line of the parkway south of Tulane Drive and struck the man’s car head-on, police said.

The driver who crossed the center line was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

In addition to the drivers, two passengers in the taxi driver’s car sustained life-threatening injuries.

All lanes of the George Washington Parkway Tulane Drive and Morningside Lane in Fairfax County remained closed for 3 1/2 hours, reopening shortly after 8 p.m. Monday.

During the closure, traffic was shifted to Fort Hunt and Belle Haven roads and Belle View Boulevard.

Anyone who saw what happened or anything prior to the crash is asked to call the police tip line at 202-610-8737 or email

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 in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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