One dead in multiple vehicle accident in Fairfax

One person has died and numerous other people are injured in a multiple vehicle car crash on Route 1 in the Mount Vernon area, Fairfax County police said Monday. The highway is closed in both directions at the scene of the crash.

Fairfax Officer Bud Walker said the crash occurred at 4:02 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 1, just prior to the intersection with the Fairfax County Parkway. He had no details on how the crash happened or how many vehicles were involved. He said the gender and age of the person who was killed was not available.

Northbound lanes of Route 1 are completely blocked, Walker said. Southbound traffic is being diverted on to the Fairfax County Parkway. Ambulances were still making their way to the scene at 4:45 p.m.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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