Child killed, 3 people seriously injured in Fairfax County crash

A child is dead and three people are seriously injured after a crash on Richmond Highway in Fairfax County early Wednesday morning, police say.

According to FOX 5's Evan Lambert, police have confirmed that a driver lost control on ice, which caused the fatal crash. 

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A source told Lambert they reported a pothole that is causing water to pool on the road in October. 

All four people involved in the crash had to be extricated from their vehicles before being rushed from the scene for medical care.

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Investigators say two vehicles were involved in the crash near Huntington Avenue.

The highway’s northbound lanes were closed while police investigated.

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On Thursday, VDOT released the following statement to FOX 5: 

"Our hearts are broken and we extend our sincerest condolences to the families involved in yesterday’s crash. In response to the October customer service request, maintenance crews have been and continue to work with utilities and local agencies to determine the water source. The previously scheduled drainage work is underway, and VDOT is supporting law enforcement as needed during the crash investigation. Crews will monitor this location and treat the road as needed. "