2 struck, killed after exiting vehicle on I-495 in Fairfax County

Authorities say two occupants of a vehicle were killed after they stopped their car in the middle of Interstate 495 in Fairfax County and were struck by oncoming traffic.

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Virginia State Police say it happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of 495 near Exit 176 for Telegraph Road.

Officers say two male occupants were in a Toyota Corolla when they stopped and exited the vehicle in the center westbound lane.

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A few moments later, a Ford Ranger struck the vehicle and both occupants. A third vehicle heading westbound also struck one of the males.

Both died at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.