(Updated at 2:55 p.m.) A North Carolina man was killed in a crash in the Shirlington area late last night.
The single-vehicle crash happened on the Shirlington Circle ramp above I-395, just before midnight, and drew a large emergency response. Virginia State Police say a 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained in the crash, and a female passenger was taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.
“At 11:48 p.m. Sunday night, Virginia State Police Trooper M.I. Campbell responded to a single-vehicle crash in Arlington County,” VSP said in a statement Monday afternoon. “A Lexus sedan struck a jersey wall on the Shirlington Circle ramp to the northbound I-395 Express Lanes. The 55-year-old male driver from North Carolina was transported to Inova Alexandria Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
The crash remains under investigation, a state police spokeswoman said.
VDOT is planning safety improvements to the Shirlington Circle interchange.
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) June 15, 2020
INCIDENT: Traffic Collision
LOCATION: Shirlington Cir at NB I-395
IMPACT: NB Shirlington Circle at ramp to NB I-395 express lanes is shut down. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/FqHLyEvfl0
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) June 15, 2020