Woodbridge Man Perishes in I-495 Collision

The accident was the second involving a Woodbridge resident on the highway in five minutes.

A Woodbridge man died in an accident on Interstate 495 Tuesday afternoon, Virginia State Police said. 

After the accident, Richard L. Edwards, 24, of Woodbridge, was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. 

Virginia State Police responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-495 at Braddock Road, in Fairfax County. Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for VSP, said that a Edwards was driving a box truck north on I-495 and did not stop in time for a work zone safety vehicle that stopped in the right travel lane.

"The vehicle was part of an ongoing work zone. The box truck rear-ended the crash-cushion work zone vehicle, which caused the driver of the box truck to lose control. The box truck then ran off the road and struck the Jersey wall," Geller described the incident in a news release. 

The driver of the work zone safety vehicle did not have any injuries. He did go to a hospital as a precaution. 

The accident was the second involving a Woodbridge resident in five minutes on I-495. 

The investigation continues. 

Tammie Buhls December 05, 2012 at 07:19 PM
rickie was the best cuzin i ever had he will be missed we love and miss u rickie R.I.P 3~16~1987 12~04~12 rickie u will always be in my heart <3 love ur cuzin KAYLA
Fred Edwards December 06, 2012 at 12:20 AM
FRED EDWARDS Ricky was my loving grandson and will be missed by all of us. He is now with God. I love you Ricky, we all do. You'll always be in our thoughts and hearts.
jane December 06, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Rikki was a great friend and singer...we met almost every Monday for kareoke and he welcomed me with a great hug and smile....i will miss you rikki ...love you your friend.... Jane
Travelle Pruden December 06, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Rickie was my best friend from the time we were 5 until dec 4, love you bro and your always with me in spirit just this shit hurts
Brandy Matthews December 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Rickie was a great person to be around...he was very loving,caring person and would do anything 2 help someone....i have known rickie since he was little he was like my own son...Rickie you will be greatly missed by everyone...my heart goes out to the whole family especially his mother whom is my best friend and sister of 30years....Prayers are with the whole family in this time of sorrow...Love you Rickie!


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