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Two dead in crash on Colonial Parkway

Two people died in a car crash on Colonial Parkway, between Queens Lake and Cheatham Annex in York County. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)
Two people were killed in a crash on Colonial Parkway, between Queens Lake and Cheatham Annex in York County. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)

Two people were killed following a crash in York County Monday.

At around 1:41 a.m., a driver reported there was a vehicle and tree on fire on Colonial Parkway, K-17, halfway between Cheatham Annex and Queens Lake, said Jason Flood, chief ranger for the Colonial National Historical Park.

The vehicle ran off road before crashing into a large oak tree; the vehicle caught fire. Two people were found dead inside the car, Flood wrote in an email.

The parkway was closed during the investigation and cleanup until 6 a.m. Monday, Flood said.

“The NPS (National Park Service) is the lead investigating agency for this incident within concurrent jurisdiction, York County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police’s Crash Team assisted,” he wrote in an email. “The investigation is still ongoing to confirm the suspected identities of the victims and to determine the cause.”

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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