Fatal crash causes house fire in Prince William Co.

PRINCE WILLIAM CO., VA – Police are investigating a single car collision that left one person dead and a residence engulfed in flames.

Officers responded to a residence located in the 13200 block of Catharpin Valley Dr. in Gainesville Friday to investigate a single vehicle crash into a garage. Officials say when fire crews from the Department of Fire and rescue arrived, the vehicle and residence were fully engulfed in flames. The driver was located inside the vehicle in the garage and was pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was also located deceased inside the residence. Other occupants of the home were able to evacuate the residence without injury. The identity of the victim has not been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.