traffic wreck 95 south 7/16

Traffic backed up southbound after a police chase and crash on I-95 south near Newington, July 16, 2021.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 95 are open near Springfield after a driver in a stolen car fleeing state police slammed into a tanker truck in Newington Friday morning.

The 95 Express Lanes reversed to southbound early following the wreck near mile marker 167 near Fairfax County Parkway. 

State police say the incident began just before 8 a.m. when a trooper attempted to stop a Nissan stolen out of Maryland traveling west on Interstate 495 headed towards southbound I-95 (Exit 170C). The Nissan refused to stop and sped away and a pursuit was initiated, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. 

As the Nissan was traveling south on I-95, the driver lost control and struck a tanker truck at Exit 166 for Fairfax County Parkway, Geller said. The Nissan then continued across the southbound lanes and struck the Jersey wall.
The man driving the Nissan was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, she said. 
Stay with for updates.


(4) comments

Duke Nukem

Hey inside bloggers where is the article about the Joyce beatty led insurrection? I think Derek must be cowering in fear from the flashbacks. Do you really consider yourselves journalists or just plagiarists?

John Dutko

Yeah! And then follow it up with how the GOPs false narrative is affecting the US credit rating. And then let's talk about Matt Gaetz and his federal investigation for underage sex trafficking.

Let the local news report on local stuff.

dana walls

VDOT cant handle ANY traffic problems very well at all,,,they should have closed express way sooner n let south bound get moving faster than they did,,unreal !!

Duke Nukem

Maybe they have a job opening for you?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.