Early morning tractor-trailer crash creates backup in Fairfax Co.

A tractor-trailer crash on the Beltway’s outer loop ramp to southbound Interstate 95, exit 169A, in Springfield, Virginia, had all traffic stopped in the predawn hours of Saturday.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported the crash at around 1 a.m. and the ramp reopened just before 4 a.m. There are no reported injuries.



Driving near the crash, Robin Howard took a photo of the overturned tractor-trailer, posting the picture to Twitter and saying she called the police to report the crash. She said the driver broke through the windshield and was safe.

Howard told WTOP via Twitter that, while calling police, she saw two other bystanders run up to the overturned vehicle and walk back with the driver.

Using a crane, officials with the Virginia State Police got the tractor-trailer back onto its wheels around 3 a.m., and the tractor-trailer was taken away from the crash site by 3:20 a.m.

Road crews are still clearing debris left by the crash, as seen in highway traffic cameras.

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Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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