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Centreville Man Dies in Fiery Crash on Route 28

Man's truck hit stopped tractor-trailer Monday at red light at Route 28 and Interstate 66.

George Tabash, 27, of Centreville was killed early Monday morning after the truck he was driving slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer stopped at a red light at Sully Road/Route 28 and Interstate 66, according to a news release from Fairfax County Police.

Police did not say in which direction the vehicles were headed.

The crash occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Monday. Tabash's 2007 Chevy Avalanche pickup truck erupted into flames and he died at the scene, police said.

The 44-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer, from Pennsylvania, was not hurt in the crash, according to police.

Detectives have not yet determined whether speed or alcohol are factors in the crash and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Hani Boutros January 02, 2013 at 06:58 PM
The Boutros family is deeply sadden about the tragic death of our beloved cousin George. The Tabash family is in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies goes to George's dad Freddie, mom Rima and his sisters. RIP our wonderful cousin. You will be missed.
Joseph Samaha January 02, 2013 at 09:52 PM
We are deeply saddened and heart broken by this tragic news. It is time for us to hold the Tabash family, wonderful and loving members of our community, close in thought and prayer. We are here for you. George will never be too far. Love and Peace, Joe and Mona Samaha
Myra V James January 03, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I did not know George personally but I knew of him through many conversations I had with his sister Leslie (my co-worker). When Leslie spoke of George it was always regarding his compassion and sense of humor. I want Leslie, Lilian, Kathy and Mr. & Mrs. Tabash to know that there are many people praying with and for you. It is my personal prayer that the many fond memories of George will sustain and keep you during the days, months and years ahead. Peace and Blessings to all of you, Myra
Mary Jane M. January 04, 2013 at 12:02 AM
My heart is just broken over the loss of this young man. The tears do not stop flowing for his family...my prayers are with you and your family Rima. peace. MaryJane
John Samaha January 06, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Fouad and Rima. May George's memory be eternal. Allah yirhamu

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