1 dead in crash involving tractor-trailer and car in Sterling

This Google map shows the intersection of Virginia Route 7 and Sterling Boulevard. (Courtesy Google Maps)
crash on Va. 7 in Sterling
A tractor-trailer and a car were involved in a crash that turned fatal on Virginia Route 7 in Sterling on Oct. 18, 2019. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

A person is dead after a crash involving a car and tractor-trailer in Sterling, Virginia, early Friday.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:30 a.m. on Virginia Route 7 at Sterling Boulevard.

A tractor-trailer was driving westbound on Va. 7, when a car driving northbound on Sterling Boulevard struck the truck on its side.

The crash caused both the tractor-trailer and the car to go up in flames.

The person in the car died on the scene.

Driver of the tractor-trailer is expected to be fine.

All lanes were closed overnight. All lanes reopened by 7 a.m.

Joslyn Chesson

Joslyn Chesson is a producer at WTOP. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated in May 2017 from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she studied Media Studies and Spanish Language.

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