1 dead in fatal I-95 hit-and-run crash

WASHINGTON — One man is dead after a fatal, apparent hit-and-run crash Sunday night on Interstate 95 near Route 234 in Dumfries, Virginia.

Virginia State Police said the two-car crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday night in the northbound lanes near Exit 152. Witnesses told police a four-door dark-colored sedan was traveling in the northbound exit lanes when it suddenly swerved out of the lane, crossed multiple lanes and struck a tan 2006 Hyundai Elantra, which was also traveling north on I-95.

The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to run off the left side of the road and the Hyundai hit the guardrail. The two cars collided again, causing the Hyundai to hit the guardrail head-on.

The dark-colored sedan fled the scene of the crash, authorities said.

Virginia State Police have not yet released any information about the man who was driving the Elantra, who died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing as police look for more information on the suspect vehicle, which authorities said should have significantly damage to the rear driver’s side, including possibly a broken taillight. There should also be damage to the front bumper on the driver’s side, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State Police at (703) 803-0026.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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