Woodbridge Man Perishes in I-495 Collision

The accident was the second involving a Woodbridge resident on the highway in five minutes.

A Woodbridge man died in an accident on Interstate 495 Tuesday afternoon, according to the Virginia State Police. 

After the accident, Richard L. Edwards, 24, of Woodbridge, was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. 

Virginia State Police responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-495 at Braddock Road, in Fairfax County. Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for VSP, said that a Edwards was driving a box truck north on I-495 and did not stop in time for a work zone safety vehicle that stopped in the right travel lane.

"The vehicle was part of an ongoing work zone. The box truck rear-ended the crash-cushion work zone vehicle, which caused the driver of the box truck to lose control. The box truck then ran off the road and struck the Jersey wall," Geller described the incident in a news release. 

The driver of the work zone safety vehicle did not have any injuries. He did go to a hospital as a precaution. 

The accident was the second involving a Woodbridge resident in five minutes on I-495. 

The investigation continues. 


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