Wrong-Way DUI Driver Admits To Having 'Tall Drinks' Before Crashing In Virginia, Sheriff Says Wrong-Way DUI Driver Admits To Having 'Tall Drinks' Before Crashing In Virginia, Sheriff Says
Wrong-Way DUI Driver Admits To Having 'Tall Drinks' Before Crashing In Virginia, Sheriff Says A wanted man didn't argue with members of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office who said he had too much to drink after the wrong-way driver crashed into a light pole over the weekend. A deputy on patrol shortly after midnight on Sunday morning was caught off guard when he spotted 64-year-old Stafford resident Scott Cartledge driving south in the northbound lanes of Garrisonville Road when he blew through a red light.  Suspecting the driver was possibly not sober, the deputy began to follow Cartledge and attempted to stop him, but not before he could, the driver lost control, …
Toppled Tree Temporarily Ties Up Traffic On I-495 In Virginia Toppled Tree Temporarily Ties Up Traffic On I-495 In Virginia
Toppled Tree Temporarily Ties Up Traffic On I-495 In Virginia Several lanes were closed on I-495 in Fairfax County on Thursday afternoon when a tree went down and blocked the roadway. The right two southbound lanes and shoulder of the interstate were blocked by crews at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 15 as first responders worked to clear the scene in Annandale.  Officials say it was reported near mile marker 52. It is unclear if any vehicles were struck. No injuries were initially reported. Want breaking news in the DMV as it happens, or want to contribute? Join the DMV All Incidents Facebook group.
Metro Station Evacuated For Smoke On Platform In Southeast DC (UPDATED) Metro Station Evacuated For Smoke On Platform In Southeast DC (UPDATED)
Metro Station Evacuated For Smoke On Platform In Southeast DC (Updated) Some Metro riders in Southeast DC got a scare on Thursday afternoon after first responders evacuated a station and temporarily suspended service due to smoky conditions caused by a fire. Shortly after 1 p.m. on Feb. 15, DC Fire and EMS personnel reported that they were called to the Eastern Market Metro station, where there was smoke on the platform, officials say. At app 12:50p, the operator Silver Line train 638 at Eastern Market reported an "explosion" on their train, and resulting heavy smoke. Further details to come. — @MetroReasons@thepit.social (@MetroReasons) February 15, 2024 …
Third Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police Third Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police
Third Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police The death toll continues to mount following a deadly two-vehicle crash in Fairfax County over the weekend.  Yan Zhou, 68, of Burke, is the third person who has died from injuries related to the Annandale crash, which sent six people to Virginia hospitals, two of whom have already died, according to officials. At around 9:40 a.m. on Feb. 4, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called to the intersection of Braddock Road and Bradfield Drive in Annandale, where there was a reported crash that resulted in the death of Yun Hu, who was pronounced at the scene, according to…
Gas Line Strike Leads To Road Closures In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING) Gas Line Strike Leads To Road Closures In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING)
Gas Line Strike Leads To Road Closures In Fairfax County (Developing) Traffic will be temporarily tied up in parts of Fairfax County as crews work to repair a gas leak in Chantilly.  Shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, an alert was issued by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department when crews responded to the 14800 block of Willard Road, where there were reports of a two-inch gas line that was struck. HazMat units were called, and Washington Gas responded, where they found that it was, in fact, an eight-inch gas line that was struck. The incident led to Willard Road being closed between Lee Road and Stonecroft Boulevard, and officials say t…
Second Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police Second Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police
Second Passenger Dies Days After Fatal Crash Left Six Hospitalized In Virginia: Police A second person has died days after seven people were rushed to a Virginia hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Fairfax County over the weekend, police say. At around 9:40 a.m. on Feb. 4, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called to the intersection of Braddock Road and Bradfield Drive in Annandale, where there was a reported crash that resulted in the death of Yun Hu, who was pronounced at the scene, according to officials. On Tuesday afternoon, the agency announced that a second person, 63-year-old Fairfax resident Hong Tang, has also died from injuries sustained…
Fatal Crash Leaves Six Hospitalized In Virginia, Police Say (DEVELOPING) Fatal Crash Leaves Six Hospitalized In Virginia, Police Say (DEVELOPING)
Fatal Crash Leaves Six Hospitalized In Virginia, Police Say (Developing) Seven people were rushed to a Virginia hospital on Sunday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Fairfax County. Police say that around 11 a.m. on Feb. 4, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department were called to the intersection of Braddock Road and Bradfield Drive in Annandale, where there was a reported crash that resulted in one fatality. According to officials, one man who was a passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead en route to the hospital, and two others suffered what police described as life-threatening injuries. The crash led to a closure of Braddock Road in…
Fatal Crash On I-95 Backs Up Traffic For Seven Miles In Virginia: DOT Fatal Crash On I-95 Backs Up Traffic For Seven Miles In Virginia: DOT
Fatal Crash On I-95 Backs Up Traffic For Seven Miles In Virginia: DOT Traffic was moving at a snail's pace on I-95 in Prince William County while Virginia State Police investigated a fatal crash. The afternoon commute was a slog for some in Virginia after a crash was reported near Exit 158 that left one dead, and several lanes closed.  A state police spokesperson confirmed, there was one confirmed fatality, and the department's Fairfax Division Crash Reconstruction Team has responded to the scene to assist with the ongoing crash investigation. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the north left lane, center lane, and right should…
One Hospitalized After Crashing Vehicle Into Fairfax County Home One Hospitalized After Crashing Vehicle Into Fairfax County Home
One Hospitalized After Crashing Vehicle Into Fairfax County Home One person had to be extricated from a vehicle after it came crashing through a home in Fairfax County on Tuesday afternoon. First responders were called to the 14900 block of Carlbern Drive in Centreville on Jan. 30 when a driver accidentally smashed through the front of an area residence. According to a Fairfax County Fire/Rescue spokesperson, crews had to extricate one person who wound up trapped in the vehicle, and they were taken to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation of undisclosed injuries. Our officers are on scene with @ffxfirerescue in the 14900 blk of Carlbern Dr i…
One Flown In I-66 Tractor Trailer Crash (UPDATE) One Flown In I-66 Tractor Trailer Crash (UPDATE)
One Flown In I-66 Tractor Trailer Crash (Update) One person was flown to the hospital in a tractor trailer crash Tuesday morning, Jan. 30 on I-66 in Prince William County, authorities said. The crash involving a Jeep Cherokee and tractor trailer happened on the westbound side around 7:45 a.m., Virginia State Police said. The Virginia DOT site reported nearly 2.6 miles of delays in the westbound lanes following the crash in Sudley near mile post 49. The west right center lane, right lane, and right shoulder were closed. Traffic delays in the eastbound lanes are approximately 4 miles. 
Two Rescued From Overturned Jeep Suffer Serious Injuries In Southwest DC Crash: Officials Two Rescued From Overturned Jeep Suffer Serious Injuries In Southwest DC Crash: Officials
Two Rescued From Overturned Jeep Suffer Serious Injuries In Southwest DC Crash: Officials Two people had to be extricated from a destroyed Jeep after a violent early-morning crash in Southwest DC.  First responders were called at around 2:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of Half Street SW on Monday, Jan. 22, where there was a reported rollover crash with two people trapped inside, officials say. DC Fire and EMS crews were quick to get to work to save a man and woman by cutting off the roof of the crinkled Jeep, and they were taken to the hospital by paramedics with what were initially described as critical - though the man was later downgraded to serious - injuries.  It is u…
Scooter Rider Ejected During DC Crash Dies At Hospital: MPD Scooter Rider Ejected During DC Crash Dies At Hospital: MPD
Scooter Rider Ejected During DC Crash Dies At Hospital: MPD A 55-year-old man who was a passenger on his friend's scooter when it crashed on the 14th Street Bridge in DC has died at an area hospital, the Metropolitan Police Department announced. Takoma Park resident Francisco Eduardo Santaella was riding on a motorized scooter on Wednesday, Jan. 10 with a driver in the northbound express lanes of the bridge when police say he lost control and crashed. According to investigators, Eduardo Santaella's scooter was in the express lanes (HOV side) in the left lane for Exit 1 when it failed to negotiate the right curve of the roadway and mou…
Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts GW Memorial Parkway Ramp Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts GW Memorial Parkway Ramp
Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts GW Memorial Parkway Ramp A multi-vehicle crash closed a ramp along the George Washington Memorial Parkway Thursday morning, Jan. 19. The ramp from Route 123 was closed on the southbound side as of 10:20 a.m. in between McLean and Arlington. Delays were expected.
Tractor-Trailer Fire Shuts Down Stretch Of Route 267 In Virginia Tractor-Trailer Fire Shuts Down Stretch Of Route 267 In Virginia
Tractor-Trailer Fire Shuts Down Stretch Of Route 267 In Virginia Traffic was temporarily backed up in Loudoun County on Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer went up in flames on Route 267.  First responders were called to the eastbound lanes of Route 267, which was closed at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 17 from the Leesburg bypass (Route 7) to Battlefield Parkway for a tractor-trailer fire. The map of the affected area in Leesburg. Leesburg Police Department According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, as of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the east left lane, center lane, and right lane are closed at the county line. LCFR is on scene of a …
Crash On I-95 Ties Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia Crash On I-95 Ties Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia
Crash On I-95 Ties Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia The inclement weather plaguing the region led to several crashes throughout Virginia that backed up traffic for miles in some areas. As of 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, crews were working to clear up a crash on I-95 in Spotsylvania near mile marker 120, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The crash backed up traffic in Spotsylvania.  Virginia DOT The multi-vehicle crash left the right southbound lane and shoulder temporarily closed while crews investigated and the involved vehicles were towed from the area. Traffic was held up approximately three miles, officia…
Driver In Custody After Crashing Into Barrier At White House: Secret Service Driver In Custody After Crashing Into Barrier At White House: Secret Service
Driver In Custody After Crashing Into Barrier At White House: Secret Service A car crashed into a security barrier along 15th Street NW near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday afternoon, shutting down some roads in the area, a Secret Service spokesperson confirmed. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, Anthony Guglielmi, the chief of communications for the US Secret Service said that a vehicle collided with an exterior gate at the White House complex, and that a driver had been taken into custody. The cause and manner of the crash are now under investigation. Photos from the scene show that a gold-colored SUV, likely a Cadillac Escalade crashed int…
Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 620 Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 620
Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts All Lanes Of Route 620 A multi-vehicle crash closed Route 620 Monday morning, Jan. 8. It happened near Newton Patent Drive and Route 7345N/S near Stephens City around 11:30 a.m., the DOT website said. All east lanes and west lanes were closed. Motorists should follow police directions and expect delays.
Repeat DUI Offender Busted Minutes Into 2024 For Drunk Driving Crash In Virginia: Sheriff Repeat DUI Offender Busted Minutes Into 2024 For Drunk Driving Crash In Virginia: Sheriff
Repeat DUI Offender Busted Minutes Into 2024 For Drunk Driving Crash In Virginia: Sheriff It didn't take long for a Stafford man to notch the first DUI arrest in 2024, according to authorities. Less than 90 minutes into the New Year, officials busted 20-year-old Ashton Barb with a blood alcohol concentration more than double the legal limit after losing control and crashing into another vehicle on Monday morning.  The crash was reported before 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. Barb should have considered an Uber or other options, according to a spokesperson from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, after he crashed into another car at the intersection of Poplar Road and Mount Olive Ro…
Traffic Tied Up On I-95 In Spotsylvania County Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash: VDOT Traffic Tied Up On I-95 In Spotsylvania County Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash: VDOT
Traffic Tied Up On I-95 In Spotsylvania County Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash: VDOT The afternoon commute was a mess for some frustrated drivers who got stuck behind a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 in Spotsylvania County. As of 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect delays on the interstate at mile marker 132.4 as police investigate a crash that shut down multiple lanes of traffic. According to the Virginia DOT, the north left shoulder, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. The left shoulder, right lane, and right shoulder are blocked. No information about the crash was provided. Check Daily Voice for updates. Want breaking news in the DMV as it happens, or want t…
Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff
Virginia Man Lied About Stabbing, Stole From Employer At Dulles Town Center Mall: Sheriff A Reston man out on bail for making a false stabbing report and embezzling from his employer in Loudoun County is back behind bars after returning to the scene of the crime, the sheriff's office says. Fawad Fafa, 44, couldn't stay out of trouble after a series of incidents at the Dulles Town Center Mall in Sterling, where he worked at the Sports Nation store, which he targeted at least twice during his crime spree. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, an employee of the Sports Nation store where reported that the business had been entered overnight and that an undisclosed amount of money was taken. It wa…
Police ID 87-Year-Old Man Killed Crossing Intersection In Virginia Police ID 87-Year-Old Man Killed Crossing Intersection In Virginia
Police ID 87-Year-Old Man Killed Crossing Intersection In Virginia An 87-year-old Reston man well known to the community has died from his injuries after being struck by a Mercedes while walking near a busy Fairfax County intersection, police say. Peter McCandless has been identified by investigators as the man struck attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Reston Parkway near Market Street earlier this week. Police say that McCandless was walking in a crosswalk, but against the signal when he was struck by a 2017 Mercedes ML350 traveling through the area. McCandless was rushed by first responders to an area hospital, where he died from. his injuries.…
Woman Dies After Being Ejected From Overturned SUV In Virginia Woman Dies After Being Ejected From Overturned SUV In Virginia
Woman Dies After Being Ejected From Overturned SUV In Virginia Virginia State Police investigators have identified the Manassas woman who was killed after being ejected from a vehicle last week on I-77.  Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, Thomas Southard, 67, was driving Pamela Stewart, 69, when he lost control on the interstate in Carroll County and crashed near the three-mile marker, officials say. The 2004 Acura MDX overturned and landed on the roof after striking an embankment. According to police, Southhard suffered minor injuries, but Stewart - who was not wearing a seatbelt - was ejected and died at the hospital after being trea…
Pedestrian Dies At Hospital 10 Days After Being Struck By Driver In Virginia: Police Pedestrian Dies At Hospital 10 Days After Being Struck By Driver In Virginia: Police
Pedestrian Dies At Hospital 10 Days After Being Struck By Driver In Virginia: Police A 60-year-old man has died at the hospital more than a week after he was struck by a driver at a Prince William County intersection, police say. Muhammad Moinuddin Bhuiyan was hit by Toyota TC shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the area of Hoadly Road and Queen Chapel Drive in Woodbridge as he was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk. According to police, the 25-year-old driver was heading east on Hoadly Road as he approached the intersection and struck Bhuiyan, who was wearing dark clothing at the time. Bhuiyan was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital …
Lane Closures On I-495 Tie Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia: DOT Lane Closures On I-495 Tie Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia: DOT
Lane Closures On I-495 Tie Up Traffic For Miles In Virginia: DOT The afternoon commute may be a rough one for some travelers in Virginia on Tuesday due to police activity on I-495 in Fairfax County, according to the Department of Transportation. Traffic was backed up at least four miles in McLean as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon due to an incident that left all northern lanes closed on Dec. 19. #McLean: all NB I-495 lanes at GW Pkwy closed due to police activity. Delays are approximately 4 miles. #VaTraffic #DMVTraffic pic.twitter.com/05lDjfb8jT — VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) December 19, 2023 The nature of the "police activity" was not released b…
Metro Red Line Closures Draw Complaints From Commuters In DC Metro Red Line Closures Draw Complaints From Commuters In DC
Metro Red Line Closures Draw Complaints From Commuters In DC Some commuters in DC are up in arms as the WMATA closes down certain Red Line trains to allow for necessary repairs during the holiday season. The Metro began a two-week construction project on the Red Line to "perform critical safety repairs to the tunnel and track infrastructure, upgrade signal and communications systems, and install new platform edge lights," much to the dismay of many riders, who may now have to take shuttles. UPDATED: Red Line Alert: Thru closing Saturday, December 30th, free shuttles replace trains btwn Dupont Circle & Gallery Place due to major construction. …
Traffic Comes To Standstill On I-495 For Police Activity In Virginia Traffic Comes To Standstill On I-495 For Police Activity In Virginia
Traffic Comes To Standstill On I-495 For Police Activity In Virginia Traffic came to a complete stop on I-495 in Virginia on Wednesday morning for "police activity." Just in time for the afternoon commute, all northbound lanes in Fairfax County were temporarily closed on I-495 as of 3:20 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. #McLean: all lanes of I-495 NB closed at GW Plwy due to @VSPPIO activity. Delays extend to I-66. Please expect delays or use alternate route. #VaTraffic #DMVTraffic pic.twitter.com/6ftuKwr686 — VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) December 14, 2023 Traffic is backed up more than four miles, according to the Department of Transportation as the sea of…
30-Year-Old Man Killed In High-Speed Crash With BMW In Fairfax County: Cops 30-Year-Old Man Killed In High-Speed Crash With BMW In Fairfax County: Cops
30-Year-Old Man Killed In High-Speed Crash With BMW In Fairfax County: Cops One person was killed and a second critically injured in a Virginia crash that took the life of a 30-year-old man. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash that killed Sohail Iqbal, of Manassas, VA, just after midnight on Monday, Dec. 4 at the intersection of Lee Highway and Clifton Road in Centreville, Fairfax County police said. A BMW was heading south on Stringfellow Road near the intersection of Route 29 when it struck Iqbal's Hyundai, also going south, as it crossed through the roadway. The collision forced Iqbal across the intersection, onto the embankment there, and into…
I-95 Crash Jams Traffic For 7 Miles In Virginia (UPDATED) I-95 Crash Jams Traffic For 7 Miles In Virginia (UPDATED)
I-95 Crash Jams Traffic For 7 Miles In Virginia (Updated) Traffic was tied up on I-95 for miles in Prince William County on Wednesday afternoon as police investigated a crash. UPDATE: Triangle Driver, 69, Dies By Suicide On I-95, State Police Say  At around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, Department of Transportation officials issued an alert advising that three northbound left lanes on I-95 near Woodbridge were closed due to a crash in the area of Opitz Boulevard.  Update: All lanes will be closed for 5-10 minutes due to crash reconstruction. Signal timing is being monitored and changed on alternate routes nearby. https://t.co/…
Dangerous I-395 Ramp Closes: Now What? Dangerous I-395 Ramp Closes: Now What?
Dangerous I-395 Ramp Closes: Now What? A dangerous I-395 ramp has closed as part of an improvement project, changing traffic patterns for Virginia drivers. The ramp from southbound I-395 to eastbound Boundary Channel Drive (Exit 9/Clark Street) and the eastbound Boundary Channel Drive ramp to southbound I-395, closed as of Friday, Dec. 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced. According to NBC Washington, motorists were directed by their GPS devices to cut across fast-moving traffic, causing several crashes. The change is permanent and part of the Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 Interchange Improvements project. …
I-395 Crash Jams Traffic For 4 Miles In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING) I-395 Crash Jams Traffic For 4 Miles In Fairfax County (DEVELOPING)
I-395 Crash Jams Traffic For 4 Miles In Fairfax County (Developing) A crash on I-395 jammed traffic for miles Wednesday morning, Nov. 29 in Fairfax County. It happened on the northbound side in Fort Ward Heights near mile marker 5, causing severe delays as of 8:30 a.m., the VDOT site shows. The north center lane and right lane were closed. Traffic backups are approximately 4.3 miles. 
Tractor Trailer Crashes On Capital Beltway Tractor Trailer Crashes On Capital Beltway
Tractor Trailer Crashes On Capital Beltway A tractor trailer crashed on the Capital Beltway blocking lanes in Fairfax County on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27. It happened in the northbound lanes near milepost 46.7, near exit 47A around 3:10 p.m. Delays were being reported.