Warren County suicide tied to I-66 rest area assault

From Virginia State Police

The investigation into an assault at a Prince William County I-66 rest area Wednesday (July 13) has led Virginia State Police to an individual who died in Warren County later that same morning.

At 6:22 a.m. Wednesday, state police responded to a call for a medical emergency at the Interstate 66 westbound rest area in Prince William County. Upon arrival, troopers discovered one of the custodians who worked at the Rest Area, a 60-year-old Woodbridge man, had been stabbed multiple times. The man was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

At 8:27 a.m., state police responded to a railroad crossing at Payne Lane off of Stonewall Jackson Highway in Warren County’s Bentonville community. A male subject had stepped in front of an oncoming train. The train was unable to stop in time and Khalif R. Privott, 21, of Manassas, died at the scene. Privott’s abandoned vehicle was recovered at the scene.

Through the course of the investigation and evidence collected at the scene in Warren County, Virginia State Police special agents have identified Privott as the subject responsible for the attack at the I-66 rest area two hours earlier.

VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Fairfax field office and the state police Area 13 office in Winchester are continuing the investigation.


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