Fiery crash on I-495 leads to traffic delays in Fairfax Co.

Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after a pickup truck crashed into a barrier on Interstate 495 early Thursday morning in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The driver of the truck veered off eastbound I-495 at Van Dorn Street in Springfield and struck the Jersey wall before landing along the Inner Loop at 3:50 a.m., according to Virginia State Police.

The pickup truck, which became engulfed in flames, was towing a trailer loaded with two other vehicles.

A police investigation continues.

The Inner Loop lanes, which had been shut down for a period of time to clear the roadway, have since reopened.

Andrew Alsbrooks

Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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