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Fatality reported from multivehicle crash in Alexandria

Police observed five vehicles in the roadway that sustained damage from the crash. Duke Street was temporarily closed for the crash investigation but has reopened.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above deals with another traffic tie-up from Wednesday morning.

A multivehicle crash in Alexandria overnight resulted in the death of one motorist and injuries to four others, and the scene tied up Duke Street for hours.

Alexandria police said officers were sent out on the report of the crash around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. Five vehicles were damaged by the crash, and a preliminary investigation suggests speed may have been a contributing factor.

The crash resulted in one fatality, one critical injury, one serious injury and two minor injuries, police said. The identity of the person killed was not immediately available. 

Duke Street was temporarily closed between Quaker Lane and Roth Street around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday as investigators canvassed the scene and vehicles were removed. The road has since reopened.

Vehicles were being diverted to Colvin Street to bypass, with traffic expected to be tied up for a few hours following the wreck.

APD’s Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash and asks anyone with information related to this incident to contact Officer Wesley Vitale by phone at 703-746-6178 or email wesley.vitale@alexandriava.gov or call APD’s non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Tips can be anonymous.

This story is developing. WUSA9 will provide the latest update as additional information becomes available.

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A multi-vehicle crash on Duke Street in Alexandria left motorists with severe injuries on Feb. 23.

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