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2 dead in Prince William County crash

TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two people died in a crash on Interstate 95 in Prince William County on Thursday.

At 9:48 a.m. Thursday, Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Exit 150 in Prince William County.

Police say two people were killed in the crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car.

A Ford Focus was in the far left lane when it lost control police say. The vehicle was hit by a flatbed tractor-trailer that was driving in the center lane.

Police say the vehicle and the truck collided causing both vehicles to end up in the left shoulder of the road and hit a Honda Accord.

The Ford Focus and the truck continued onto the left shoulder of the road and glided into a jersey wall. According to police, both of the vehicles traveled about 150 feet more and were stopped by a guardrail.




Susan E. Lhotka has been the City of Manassas refuse and recycling coordinator since 1995 and assisted with the management and oversight of solid waste management programs for Manassas including the residential refuse and recycling contracts. Lhotka is retiring this month after 18 years of service to the City of Manassas, Va.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Police: patient sexually assaulted at Va. health center

DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 44-year-old man has been charged for a sexual assault against a patient at a health center in Dumfries.

Forty-four-year-old Robert Edward MacDonnell of Purcellville, Va. is charged with object sexual penetration, say Prince William County police.

MacDonnell, who is an occupational therapist, is accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old female patient at the Dumfries Health Center. Police say the woman was assaulted at least once while in his care in September 2012.

MacDonnell was arrested on Jan. 31st and is being held without bond, according to police.

The health center, located at 3700 Fettler Park Dr. in Dumfires, is "a family clinic of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital which serves the communities of Dumfries, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge and other areas south of the Occoquan River, as well as the southern parts of Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and Springfield," according to the FBCH website.

Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria

Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria

Tim Federle is best known for working on the choreography for Broadway’s Billy Elliott, performing in Broadway’s Little Mermaid, and he most recently wrote Amazon’s Best Book of Jan. 2014, Five, Six, Seven, Nate. Federle is coming to Northern Virginia, teaching “Tips and Tricks to Nail a Broadway Dance Audition” at MSA’s Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive on Wed., Feb. 5 for middle and high school students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Workshops are open for advanced dance, theatre and music students. Cost is $50 per student.  Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to register.

MONZA Gives Away $3,800 in Gift Cards; Collects 152 Coats for SERVE

MONZA Gives Away $3,800 in Gift Cards; Collects 152 Coats for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 152 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during the Manassas Christmas parade. For every person that donated a coat, Monza gave away a $25 Monza gift card. For more information, call 703.434.3621 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our holiday coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Man dies after car accident in Va.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man who was involved in an accident in Virginia has died, police said.

Alan Jay Bernstein, 63 of Sanford, FL was driving a 2013 Nissan Sentra at the time of the incident which happened on January 7 at the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and Mt. Pleasant Drive in Woodbridge, police said.

According to initial investigation, Bernstein was driving sothbound on Jefferson Davis Highway at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Drive in the left turn lane when he turned into the travel path of a 1998 Honda Accord travelling northbound on Jefferson Davis Highway. The 23-year-old driver of the Honda Accord suffered minor injuries, police said. 

2 sentenced for stealing IDs of government employees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two people have been sentenced after stealing hundreds of identities of government employees.