Man dies after head-on crash in Springfield I-395 work zone

A man died this morning after crashing head-on into a truck in an active work zone in Springfield, Virginia, early Sunday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash happened at 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 395 near Route 236. The crash investigation shut down southbound traffic on the interstate for over seven hours.

Police said in a release the man was driving a Ford pickup truck and entered a work zone on a closed land when it crashed head-on into a Mack truck that was part of the work crew.

The driver of the Mack truck, a 53-year-old man from Mebane, North Carolina, was uninjured. The driver of the Ford died at the scene of the crash.

Southbound 395 is now open but the investigation is ongoing.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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