Man dead after ride-share vehicle strikes deer in Fairfax County

The driver of a ride-share vehicle is dead after colliding with a deer along the Dulles Airport Access Highway in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Wednesday night.

The deadly collision happened in the westbound lanes of the Dulles Airport Access Highway, a mile after Interstate 495 at around 8:30 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department.

The man who was driving the car died at the scene. A passenger was transported to a hospital for treatment by the Fairfax County Fire Department, police said.

Dulles Airport-bound traffic was redirected to the Dulles Toll Road for about four hours, as police conducted an accident investigation.

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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