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Driver, 15, crashes into trooper's car on I-495 in Northern Virginia

Virginia State Police urge drivers to be careful when traveling this holiday season.
Credit: VA State Police

VIRGINIA, USA — Virginia State Police is asking drivers to make #SmartChoices on the road this Thanksgiving holiday after a crash Tuesday involving a 15-year-old boy and trooper. The boy was driving without a license.

The teen was headed down Interstate 495 in Northern Virginia Tuesday, Nov. 22, when the 15-year-old struck a trooper's car. Police say the teen was distracted and without a license when he got in the crash that put an adult and three other juvenile passengers at risk.

The trooper involved suffered minor injuries from the collision.

Police urge drivers to be cautious as even more motorists than usual are expected to be on the roads this holiday.

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In tweets from the Virginia Department of Traffic Fredericksburg, the crash happened just north of exit 138. There is no word on the exact number of cars involved in the crash. 

As of 6 p.m., VDOT says towing crews are on the scene to clear the area. Two lanes have been reopened near mile marker 137.5. It is unclear when the roadway will fully reopen. 

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