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Update: Sheriff Investigating Fatal Crash After Driver Flees Attempted Traffic Stop in Sterling

November 25, 2015

"This is sad news for Sterling whenever someone loses their life," said Eugene Delgaudio, Sterling Supervisor.

UPDATED NOV. 25 FROM PRESS REPORTS:

A Loudoun Valley sophomore was killed early Nov. 22, and his passenger seriously injured, when he crashed into a parked car in Sterling while fleeing deputies.

Wilberto Pitre III, 15, of Aldie, died at the scene of the 12:40 a.m. crash at East Beech Road and North Argonne Avenue, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/man_dies_in_crash_while_fleeing_loudoun_deputies898

PREVIOUSLY POSTED SUNDAY NOV. 22


The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred after the driver attempted to flee the scene of a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Sterling, Virginia. The crash took the life of the driver and seriously injured a passenger.

Around 12:40 a.m. on November 22, 2015, a Loudoun Sheriff's Deputy on patrol observed a driver traveling on E. Beech Road in the area of Rector Street with the vehicles headlights off.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver started to pull over before driving away. The deputy continued the traffic stop and the driver again started to pull over before driving away at a high rate of speed.

The deputy lost sight of the vehicle after initiating a pursuit and came upon the crashed vehicle in the area of E. Beech Road and N. Argonne Avenue. The driver crashed into a parked vehicle which pushed that vehicle into two other parked vehicles. The course of the traffic stop lasted less than one minute before the crash occurred.

The driver lost his life at the scene. The passenger was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The name of the driver has not been released and is pending positive identification.

The crash remains under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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