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Man Dies in Fiery Crash

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According to Virginia State Police, one of three victims killed Sunday in a three vehicle accident involving a gas tanker has been identified as a Haymarket man.

Weeks was killed during an early morning chain reaction crash on I-66 west of Fairfax County.

At 3:50 am the gas-tanker truck crashed into the rear of Week’s 2000 Jeep, which than crashed the rear of a 1996 Volvo station wagon. The gas tank on the Jeep exploded into a fire, which engulfed all the vehicles minus the trailer of the tanker truck.

The driver of the Volvo and a passenger – both 18-years-old – were also killed in the crash. Police were unable to identify the victims until earlier this morning due to the extreme burns. Their identity had to be confirmed with dental records.

The truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.