Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Charges Made in Sunday's Crash on Route 7

A McLean, Virginia man was charged with reckless driving after a three-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Claiborne Parkway in Ashburn Sunday evening.

Russll J. Lovell, 25, was traveling east on Route 7 around 5 p.m. when he lost control of his 2005 Honda. The vehicle crossed over the median and was struck by a westbound 2004 Ford Expedition. The Honda spun around and struck a Loudoun County Sheriff?s Office patrol car that was also traveling westbound.

According to a preliminary investigation, Lovell was driving in excess of the posted 55 MPH speed limit and was weaving through traffic prior to the crash.

Lovell was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and two passengers of the Ford did not require to be transported to a local hospital. One of the passengers was treated at the scene. The Sheriff?s Deputy was not injured.

The crash caused westbound traffic on Route 7 to be re-routed for approximately one hour.

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