Prince 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 departmentâ€™s 3rd line of duty death since the departmentâ€™s founding in 1970. Acting Chief Barry Barnard asked for the publicâ€™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.