One person was killed and at least 15 were injured after a tour bus overturned on the George Washington Parkway southeast of Washington D.C. on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The crash happened around 5:10 p.m. just north of the Mount Vernon Estate in Mt. Vernon, Va., law enforcement officials said.
The accident involved a shuttle-sized tour bus and another vehicle, U.S. Park Police said.
GW Parkway at Stratford Lane: All lanes closed in both directions. Please use alternate routes. https://t.co/4GoSk0cCZm— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) June 14, 2016
Major traffic incident on George Washington Memorial Pkwy/Stratford Ln. Shut down until further notice. pic.twitter.com/4NFQ4Z2bsS— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) June 14, 2016
"The bus, carrying Chinese nationals, had 18 passengers plus the driver. The passenger car had two occupants," US Park Police said in a statement.
The person who died was a bus passenger, police said.
Fifteen people were taken to a local hospital, where three are in critical condition, police said.
As many as 20 witnesses helped push the bus upright to free passengers that were trapped, the Post reported.
The parkway has been closed in both directions in the area until further notice, the Virginia Department of Transportation said on Twitter.