A motorcycle police officer was killed in Prince William County on Monday afternoon after being struck by a minivan as the officer drove through a green light with his siren and lights flashing, reports The Washington Post.
Chris Yung, 35, a member of the Prince William County police department and former Marine, was traveling south on Nokesville Road near the intersection of Piper Lane in Bristow, VA at around 2 p.m. when he was struck by a 2001 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 69-year-old Gainesville resident as she pulled out of a shopping center and attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Nokesville Road. Both vehicles caught fire after the accident but the driver and passenger in the Caravan escaped without injury.
Two off-duty members of the Fairfax County Department of Fire and Rescue, aided by two civilians, pulled Yung from the wreckage and administered CPR. He was transported to an area hospital but died shortly after.
Yung was traveling to the scene of another accident when he was struck. There have been no charges filed and the accident remains under investigation.