UPDATE: Driver Identified in Fatal Crash Tuesday on Southbound I-95

Crash occurred near the exit to the Fairfax County Parkway.

UPDATE: Wednesday, 5:35 p.m.:

Virginia State Police Wednesday afternoon identified the driver of the mini-van who died Tuesday in an early morning crash on southbound Interstate 95 near the Fairfax County Parkway exit.

The deceased is Ellen S. Linder, 65, of Kensington, Md. The Maryland woman was killed Tuesday  morning in a two-vehicle traffic crash in Fairfax County. 

A flatbed truck was stopped for traffic, preparing to take the exit ramp onto Route 286 south, when it was rear-ended by Linder's 2007 Kia Sedona. Linder died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


A minivan driver died Tuesday morning at the scene of a crash on southbound Interstate 95 near the Fairfax County Parkway, Virginia State Police report.

A state police trooper was called to the crash scene at 6:44 a.m. The minivan ran into the rear of a three-axle truck, according to state police.

The crash reportedly tied up traffic, backing it up to the Duke Street exit on I-395.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash Tueday morning and are in the process of notifying relatives about the death of the minivan driver.

Patch will update the story as we receive more information.

Andreia evans January 23, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I witnessed this accident and was on the scene. Prayers to her family.
commuter01 January 23, 2013 at 09:18 PM
As I pray for the victim and his family, I have to wonder whether this accident occurred in whole or in part because of the congestion associated with the poorly timed traffic lights on the Parkway and the line that regularly forms on I-95 SB. The queue jumpers add significantly to an already dangerous situation: multiple lanes of stopped traffic alongside one or more lanes of I-95 moving along at 60 mph or higher. What's it going to take for authorities to do something about this?
Ron L. January 28, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Well, so much for the "Exspress Lanes". Has anyone notice how the total number of "Fatal" accidents have occured since these so called lanes opened?
Joe K January 29, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Get a spell checker and a map - the incident didn't occur on the "Exspress Lanes".
Janaye M Lawson April 13, 2013 at 02:58 AM
I think he may have been referring to the accident that DID occur inside the express lanes, with a drunk driver going southbound in the north bound lanes, No need to be rude...even if he did spell it wrong, you don't have to try and embarrass him, it makes you look like a bully!! BTW, it was an accident, not an incident...NOW, see how childish it is?


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