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Fatal accident temporarily shut down Colonial Parkway

When they got to the scene, first responders found a car "completely engulfed in flames." Two people were dead inside.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — An early-morning car fire on the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg shut down all lanes of that road. The fatal accident was cleared, and the road has since been reopened.

According to officials with the National Park Service, the York County Fire Department responded to a call about a car fire on the Parkway around 1:46 a.m. Monday.

When they got to the scene, first responders found a car "completely engulfed in flames." Two people were dead inside.

There's no word on who those people were, their ages or what kind of vehicle was involved in the accident.

A spokesman for the National Parks Service said the car had hit a tree and caught fire. The vehicle was so damaged that Monday morning, investigators were struggling to identify the VIN number. 

The accident took place near Queens Lake off of I-64. Traffic on the interstate was not affected by the crash. 

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