The crash occurred near the exit to the Fairfax County Parkway.
Lorton Patch reports that Virginia State Police identified Ellen S. Linder, 65, of Kensington, as the driver whose mini-van rear-ended a flatbed truck in an early morning crash Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 near the Fairfax County Parkway exit. Linder died at the scene. Read the full story on Lorton Patch.
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.