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Francisa Knauf, Gisela Zunga killed in Manassas crash

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(WJLA) - Two people were killed after a car attempted to make a turn against a red light and was hit by another car early Sunday morning in Manassas.

It happened at about 1:20 a.m.

According to police, a Honda Civic was traveling south on Dumfries Road and tried to turn left on a red light at the intersection with Minnieville Road. The Civic was T-boned by a GMC Envoy traveling northbound and immediately caught fire.

Two of the first responding officers used fire extinguishers and were about to cut the seatbelts and remove the Civic driver and a rear passenger. The front seat passenger was unable to escape until Fire and Rescue crews arrived.

The Civic's rear passenger, identified as Francisa Knauf, 60, of Triangle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the driver and front seat passenger were flown to an area hospital. The passenger, identified as Gisela Zuniga, 35, died of her injuries. The driver, only identified as a 61-year-old Woodbridge woman, remains critical.

The driver and a front seat passenger of the Envoy were also flown to an area hospital and have since been released. Both are from Delaware.

All occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts, officials say.

There is currently no indication of alcohol or drug use being factors in the crash. Investigators are working to determine if speed was a factor.

 

 

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