Monday, March 23, 2009

Fatal Crash Snarls Morning Traffic on Route 9

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a West Virginia man lost his life in a fatal crash that occurred on Route 9 early this morning. The crash occurred approximately a 1/2 mile east of Route 704 shortly after 7 a.m.

Michael Johnson, 33, of Ranson, WV, was traveling eastbound on Route 9 in a 2002 Saturn SL1 sedan when, for an unknown reason, he crossed the double yellow line and struck head-on a 2002 Chevrolet S-10. The S-10 was being driven by George Hoover, 37, of Harpers Ferry, WV.

Johnson lost his life in the crash and seriously injured Hoover, who was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for what was initially reported to be life-threatening-injuries. The crash shut down traffic on Route 9 for approximately two hours.

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