Prince William Police Mourn Officer Killed in Crash

yung-chrisPrince William County Police are mourning the death of motorcycle officer Chris Yung, 35, who was killed Monday as he responded to a report of a traffic accident with lights and siren operating. Investigators say a 2001 Dodge Caravan made a left-hand turn from northbound Nokesville Road into a shopping center, crossing in front of Yung, who was traveling south.

The motorcycle and van both caught fire after the crash. Two off-duty Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officers were nearby and rushed to pull the victims from the wreckage and administer CPR. Yung was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.

The van occupants, both Gainesville women, were not injured.

This is the department’s 3rd line of duty death since the department’s founding in 1970. Acting Chief Barry Barnard asked for the public’s thoughts and prayers as the department copes with the loss of a colleague and friend.

Officer Yung served in the United States Marine Corps and has been a member of the police department for 7 years. He was currently assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer. Officer Yung is survived by his wife, 3 children and additional family.

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