Prince William News
As of 6 a.m., the Dale City exit ramp off I-95 was closed after a serious crash following a police chase. At 2 a.m. Tuesday (March 11), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Exit 156B ramp leading to Dale Boulevard from Interstate 95. A minivan was traveling south on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp at a high rate of speed. Its driver lost control and ran off the left side of ramp, struck a guardrail and overturned onto the left shoulder. Four of the minivan’s seven occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Prior to the vehicle crashing it had been involved in a pursuit initiated by Ft. Belvoir Police.
In years past, a typical Stonewall Jackson varsity girls basketball victory included a monster run of some sort that would either establish the Raiders' dominance on the floor early or catapult the team to the finish line. That Raiders' team of yore came back with a fury during the Group 6A state tournament semifinals against Bethel to the tune of a 64-48 win in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated. North Region champion Stonewall routed Bethel, the South Region runner-up, with a 16-0 run between the third and fourth quarter to turn a 3-point deficit into a 13-point lead in Fairfax at Robinson Secondary School.
For a state semifinal basketball game to be decided by a 55-52 margin, it may seem obvious that it was a sort of pendulum-swing contest where the team that had the ball last would have the best chance to prevail. That wasn't the case for the Potomac varsity boys team against Maury in the second to last round of the Group 5A state tournament Saturday. The Panthers led from the first points of the game to close, even as the Commodores came within one point during the fourth quarter and came inches away from sending the game to overtime on a last second missed 3-pointer.
Right around noon on Saturday, members of the Brentsville District varsity softball team snaked and weaved their way around the campus tennis courts in Nokesville, singing in unison and laughing together in a manner right in line with previous famously cheery Tiger teams. Yet assistant coach Pat Finnigan noted something's changed in the dugout over the last couple years. Gone are the days of endless team chants every time someone came to the plate, which the long-time assistant coach admitted drove him "crazy." It's one of those funny things when someone might not know how much it's missed until it's gone.
Last week, the FBI announced a $10,000 reward for information about the murder of a convenience store clerk in Woodbridge. The reward is in addition to the $1,000 already being offered by Prince William Police. Shortly before 9 p.m. on Feb. 21, Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero was shot down inside Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry at 14342 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
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Crash – Double Fatality – On March 9th at 1:21AM, officers and investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Dumfries Rd and Minnieville Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a two vehicle crash.
Students at Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School in Haymarket are being given a rare, and potentially very entertaining, opportunity. The staff and students will be teaming up to play the principal and assistant principals in basketball challenges to help the Haymarket food pantry.
The 15th Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march through Old Town Manassas, starting at the corner of Quarry Road and Prescott Avenue, at 11 a.m. on March 15. The parade will include the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums, Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Washington Scottish Pipes and Drums, City of Winchester Pipe Band, and the Police Pipe Band made up of pipers from multiple local, state and federal agencies, along with the Marine Corps Color Guard. In addition, Irish dance groups, Ancient Order of Hibernians divisions and other area groups and organizations will join in the parade to celebrate the Irish tradition of the feast of St. Patrick.
The Stonewall Jackson varsity girls basketball team clinched a berth in the Group 6A state finals after defeating South Region runner-up Bethel 64-48 in Fairfax at Robinson Secondary School on Saturday during the state semifinals. Stonewall, winner of the Conference 8 and North Region titles, is set to tangle with South Region winner Cosby in Richmond on Friday night for the state championship.
Dale City exit ramp closed after serious crash
© Gainesville TimesAs of 6 a.m., the Dale City exit ramp off I-95 was closed after a serious crash following a police chase.
At 2 a.m. Tuesday (March 11), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Exit 156B ramp leading to Dale Boulevard from Interstate 95. A minivan was traveling south on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp at a high rate of speed. Its driver lost control and ran off the left side of ramp, struck a guardrail and overturned onto the left shoulder. Four of the minivan’s seven occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Prior to the vehicle crashing it had been involved in a pursuit initiated by Ft. Belvoir Police.
All seven occupants were flown to nearby hospitals – five to Inova Fairfax and two to Washington Memorial hospital. At least two occupants appear to have life-threatening injuries.
The Virginia State Police Fairfax Crash Reconstruction Team is on scene assisting the trooper with the ongoing investigation into the crash.
As of 6 a.m., the I-95 south Exit 165B ramp remains closed.