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BREAKING: Several people hospitalized by Route 1 crash involving fire truck

Richmond Highway is blocked off at Memorial Street in Groveton after a multi-vehicle crash involving a fire truck (via VDOT)

(Updated at 7:50 p.m.) Several people have been hospitalized after a crash on Richmond Highway (Route 1) in Groveton that involved four different vehicles, including a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department truck.

One person sustained injuries considered life-threatening, the Fairfax County Police Department says.

Police units were dispatched to a fire department accident with injury at the intersection with Memorial Street near Beacon Center around 5:19 p.m., the FCPD confirmed.

Based on scanner traffic on OpenMhz, at least six people were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, including two people from a car and four from the fire department truck.

Richmond Highway has been shut down in both directions, and police advise avoiding the area.

The fire department directed comments to FCPD.