GW Parkway blocked for about 6 hours after fatal single-vehicle crash

A person is dead after a single-vehicle crash that closed the George Washington Parkway for hours early Friday morning.

Police said the car was going south on the George Washington Parkway at around 1:15 a.m. when it went off the road near Stratford Lane.

The car hit a tree and caught fire. The driver, who was the only person in the car, was killed.

The George Washington Parkway closed both ways between Va.-235/Mt. Vernon Highway and Vernon View Drive around 1 a.m.

The northbound lanes reopened shortly after 6 a.m. and the southbound lanes reopened at around 7:30 a.m.

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