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Three Killed in Thursday Accident on I-495 Ramp

Pickup truck rear ends tractor trailer at Springfield Interchange.

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash Thursday night on the Springfield Interchange.

Three people died in the accident, which occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday on the I-495 Beltway flyover ramp that leads to I-95 South. 

"A tractor-trailer in the travel lane was stopped in traffic when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck. All three occupants of the pickup truck died at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash," Virginia State Police said in a release Thursday night.

The cause of the crash is still being determined.

As of 8:30 p.m., the flyover ramp remained closed and traffic is being diverted.

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