Officer’s funeral could disrupt traffic, school dismissals in Pr. William County

A funeral service and motorcade for a fallen Prince William County police officer could cause significant traffic delays today. 

The funeral for 35-year-old Chris Yung, who was killed earlier this week when his motorcycle struck a minivan, is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge. 

Following the service, which will be open to the public, Yung’s body will be escorted through Prince William County by a police motorcade, officials said. 

The procession is expected to last from noon to about 3 p.m. According to a news release, it will leave the chapel, then turn left on Gideon Drive, right onto Dale Boulevard, left onto Benita Fitzgerald Drive, then left onto Cardinal Drive before making a short stop at the Eastern District (Garfield) Police Station. 

The procession will then turn right onto Jefferson Davis Highway/Route 1, right onto Dumfries Road/Prince William Parkway, right onto University Boulevard and left onto Freedom Center Boulevard, before stopping at the Western District Police Station. 

It will then continue left onto Wellington Road, left onto Prince William Parkway/Dumfries Road, right onto Jefferson Davis Highway/Route 1, and stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial at Route 1 and Joplin Road before continuing on to a private reception. 

The lengthy route is expected to disrupt traffic as well as school dismissals in the county.

School officials announced that road closures and traffic may prevent school buses from reaching students on time Friday afternoon. Schools in the county are prepared to hold students until the buses arrive. Parents are advised to monitor the school Web site Friday afternoon for dismissal information. 

Yung will be buried Saturday at a private service in Albemarle County, Va.

 

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