1 killed after dump truck and van crash in Lorton

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A man is dead after a crash in Lorton, Virginia, which shut down part of U.S. Route 1 for hours Wednesday morning, according to Fairfax County Police.

The crash on Giles Run Road was reported at 6:26 a.m. and involved a dump truck and a van. One male driver was declared dead shortly after the crash, according to a post on X.

Both directions of U.S. Route 1 were shut down for over four hours from Hassett and Mims streets. The ramp from Interstate 95 to Route 1 in the direction of Fort Belvoir was closed due to police activity.

The highway reopened just after 10:30 a.m.

Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A map with the approximate location of where the crash took place is below.

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Emily Venezky

Emily Venezky is a digital writer/editor at WTOP. Emily grew up listening to and reading local news in Los Angeles, and she’s excited to cover stories in her chosen home of the DMV. She recently graduated from The George Washington University, where she studied political science and journalism.

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