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Man killed when he rear-ends VDOT truck

Washington Post Editors

A man driving north on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County smashed into the back of a stopped state safety patrol truck Friday afternoon and was killed, Virginia State Police said.

The man’s name was not released pending notification of his family. Police said he was driving a 2007 Kia north on I-95 and was just south of the Fairfax County Parkway about 12:08 p.m. A Virginia Department of Transportation safety services patroller was stopped on the shoulder with a disabled vehicle and had its amber warning lights on, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Police said the Kia struck the back of the safety truck, then spun into traffic and was hit by a northbound Ford F-350 pickup truck. The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the VDOT truck, Alfred C. Fisher Jr., 32, and the driver of the pickup truck, Fernando Otoya-Garcia, 29, were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Traffic was clogged on I-95 north for several hours as the accident was investigated, but police said all northbound lanes were reopened by 3:30 p.m.

-- Tom Jackman

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 12, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman , Virginia  
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