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Centreville Motorist Crashes into Construction Workers on I-66, Flees Scene

| December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

I-66 work zone crash in Arlington County. (Virginia State Police.)

The Virginia State Police responded to a crash within a Highway Work Zone in the westbound lanes of I-66 at Quincy Street near Exit 72 in Arlington County, Thursday, Dec. 5 at 12:29 a.m.

There were three occupants in the GMC, two of which fled the scene on foot, and were apprehended within minutes with the assistance of Arlington Police.

The driver was arrested and charged with a DUI. He injured a total of eight people in the accident, included his own passengers.

After an investigation, he received further charges.

A GMC Yukon traveling west on I66 swerved into the active Work Zone and struck six highway construction workers. The vehicle continued off the right side of the I66 and crashed into a light pole.

There were three occupants in the GMC.  The driver and a passenger in the GMC fled the scene on foot. State police and Arlington Police apprehended the two near the scene.
Arlington County Fire transported a total of eight individuals. Four of the highway workers are still being treated at Fairfax Inova for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. Two other highway workers and the two male GMC passengers were transported to George Washington University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Kevin L. Blyther (Arlington Police)

The driver of the Yukon, Kevin L. Blyther, 44, of Centreville, Va., has been charged with driving while intoxicated, one felony count for failure to stop at the scene of a crash involving an injury and one count of driving on a suspended/revoked license. Blyther is being held at the Arlington County Adult Detention Center.

There was a Virginia State Police vehicle positioned in the work zone with its blue lights flashing and the work zone was equipped with additional safety equipment and amber flashing lights to alert motorists of the active Highway Work Zone.

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