Westbound Interstate 66 in Centreville closed for more than 10 hours after a fiery multi-vehicle crash that claimed one life and left at least one other person critically injured.
The wreck happened at 10:58 a.m. in the westbound lanes east of Exit 53 for Route 28.
The chain reaction crash involved four sedans, one SUV, one pickup truck and a tractor-trailer that overturned. The impact caused one of the vehicles to crash into the Jersey wall and catch fire, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
Joseph M. Castellano, 28, of McLean, died at the scene. His wife, also 28, was flown to a D.C. trauma center with life-threatening injuries.
Two drivers, a 40-year-old Centreville man and a 34-year-old Fairfax man, have been charged with reckless driving.
The westbound lanes of I-66 were closed through the day for clean up and accident reconstruction. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
All lanes of the interstate reopened at 9:44 p.m.