Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 4 Single Vehicle Crash on Gum Spring Road Takes Life of Leesburg Man

A single vehicle crash that occurred last week near the Loudoun County-Prince William County line has taken the life of a 28-year-old Leesburg man.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reports that James M. Powell, Jr., was traveling south on Gum Spring Road near Mayhew Lane around 8 a.m. on August 4, when the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was wearing his seatbelt and the vehicle’s airbags deployed.

Powell was initially taken to Prince William County Hospital but was later airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on the evening of August 10.

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