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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.

John Warzybok January 01, 2013 at 12:39 AM
George was a student of mine at Chantilly H.S. I knew him, his sisters and parents. George came from a wonderful, loving family, His parents are dedicated to their children and all are wonderful people. I also coached George in football. George was a really nice guy. He was kind, thoughtful and shy as a freshman. It is a tradegy and our hearts, thoughts and prayers goes out to the entire Tabash family. To lose a son on the last day of the year in horrific car crash is just unthinkable. We all liked George. He will surely be missed by many. I guess God had other plans for George in heaven. When my best friend's daughter who is very good, long term, personal friends with the Tabash family called us today hysterical, telling us that George died in this fiery truck crash, we were totally shocked and saddened at this terrible news on new years eve. To the Tabash family, if there is anything Diane and I can do to help, please don't hesitate to contact us, We are there for you all in thought, prayer and deed. God Bless you all..... John & Diane W. Retired Biology Teacher/Former U.S. Marine
Larry Tabash January 01, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Thank you John for your kind note and for your prayers. George is my little cousin. He had such a big heart. He was so loving and generous and always willing to help. He will be missed dearly. Goo bless him and God bless his family.
Sandy Wille January 01, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Dear Freddie and Rima and family Doug and I are deeply sadden to learn of your loss. Remember that God is holding you and we are holding you in our hearts. May our friendship give you comfort and strength at this very difficult time. We love you Sandy and Doug Wille and family.
Josie January 01, 2013 at 06:17 PM
George and I worked for the same company. He was friendly, and genuine. He was a big guy, with an even bigger heart and smile. Always positive, and he seemed to enjoy working with the customer. He will be missed. Sending blessings to his family... Josie
jayme sinclair January 02, 2013 at 02:22 AM
I was a good friend of George's. Althought I only new him for a short time we spent a lot of great time together . He was truly an amazing person. I am blessed to have known him and he will never be forgotten. George was a kind and generous man always making others laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Please know that you raised one of the best men I have ever met in my life.
Zack Hargrove January 02, 2013 at 03:23 PM
I was a friend and coworker of George's at his job. He was a good friend of mine even though we worked on separate floors he was a big guy with a great personality and always lightened everyones mood with his jokes and sense of humor. It is to my dismay to come to work today and find out about the accident im deeply saddened and send out my condolences to his friends and family.
Manda January 02, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I cannot believe he is gone. He was an amazing person that I had the opportunity to work with. He was able to crack a smile and a joke on the roughest of days and make anyone laugh. He will be missed greatly. My deepest sympathies for his family and friends, my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
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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