Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two Vehicle Crash on Saturday Takes the Life of a Leesburg Man

Around 2 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, April 23, Loudoun Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of Harper's Ferry Road just north of Butts Lane for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles and a possible intoxicated driver.

Investigation into the incident revealed that Michael Allen Rollison, 43, of Leesburg was driving northbound in a 1990 Ford Bronco on Harper's Ferry Road when he rear ended a northbound 2006 Kia Sorento. The driver of the Kia, David Norris, 69, of Frederick, MD was traveling on Harper's Ferry Road after turning northbound from a nearby business, was established within his lane, and was accelerating up towards the posted speed limit of 45 mph when he was struck from behind by Rollison's Ford Bronco. After the impact Norris’ vehicle was pushed northbound while the Ford struck an embankment and overturned. According to independent witnesses the Ford Bronco was traveling at high rate of speed.

Rollison was accompanied by his father, front seat passenger, Ronnie Lewis Miller, 60, of Leesburg. Miller sustained serious injuries and was transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, WV. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The Ford Bronco was not equipped with airbags. Miller and Rollison were not wearing seat-belts at the time of the crash. Rollison was uninjured in the incident. Norris was accompanied by his wife. Both of them were wearing their seat-belts. Both Mr. and Mrs. Norris were uninjured in the incident.

Rollison was charged with felony DUI/DUID (3rd in 10 years) and is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

The investigation into the crash was a cooperative effort between the Loudoun Sheriff's Field Operations Division and the Special Operations Division Crash Investigation Unit, the Motor Unit, and Crime Scene Unit.

Deputies with the Crash Investigation Unit are reviewing the results of the investigation with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Anyone who may have knowledge to the whereabouts and/or activities of Rollinson and Miller during the hours prior to the crash is asked to contact DFC J. McClintic with the Loudoun Sheriff Crash Investigation Unit at 703-771-5798.

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