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Police: Man killed, 5 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Fairfax County

The man killed in the crash has been identified by police as 33-year-old Ralph J. Edwards III.
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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County police are currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left one man dead and five others injured near Fort Belvoir on Friday afternoon.

The crash, which involved three vehicles, happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Route 1 (Richmond Highway) at Pohick Road. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and five others were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

A preliminary investigation determined that the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on Richmond Highway just before Pohick Road. The Silverado rear-ended a 2017 Subaru Forester which was stopped at the red light. The Silverado continued into the intersection hitting a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado that was trying to turn left from Pohick Road to southbound Richmond Highway, Fairfax County police said in a release Saturday morning.

Police identified the man killed as the driver of the driver of the Silverado, 33-year-old Ralph J. Edwards III.

Detectives are working to determine if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

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