Manassas Man Arrested for Role in Fatal I-66 Crash

| November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia State Police responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 66 in Prince William County, at 4:02 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 12.

The three-vehicle crash, which occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66 at the 48 mile marker, resulted in one of the vehicles overturning.

The driver of the overturned vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash died at the scene; a passenger was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The third vehicle, a white SUV, fled the scene.

“Minutes later, a VDOT Safety Services Patrol spotted a white SUV with significant damage to the front end trying to take I-66 Exit 47,” said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller. “A trooper and Prince William County Police responded and initiated a traffic stop on the SUV.”

The driver, Dustin Tran, 58, of Manassas, was arrested and charged with DUI and one felony count of hit-and-run. He is being held at Prince William County Adult Detention Center.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation.

According to a local motorists, at 11 a.m., one westbound lane near Manassas was still closed for cleanup, causing traffic congestion in the highway.

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