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Stafford man critically injured in HOV crash; K.G. man cited
By SCOTT SHENK
A Stafford man suffered life-threatening injuries and the HOV lanes were shut down Monday afternoon after a chain-reaction five-car crash near mile marker 153 in the Dumfries area.
The crash was reported to Virginia State Police at 3:21 p.m., according to spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
She said a southbound Ford F-150 started the incident when it failed to stop and hit a Honda Civic, which was sent to the right and hit a Toyota Sienna. The Civic went beneath the Toyota, causing it to overturn and hit a Honda Accord. The pickup veered left and hit a Hyundai Accent.
A 33-year-old Stafford man was driving the Civic. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Geller said. The three other drivers suffered lesser injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the F-150, 37-year-old Jason Cannon of King George, was charged with reckless driving.
Trooper W.C. Sheehan handled the incident.
The HOV lanes were reopened by 5 p.m.