Monday, October 7, 2013

Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Fatal Crashes Over Weekend

Three people lost their lives and six others were injured in two separate crashes this weekend worked by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.  
Around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, a 2004 Porsche SUV was traveling westbound on Route 50 near Briar Patch Lane near Aldie when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2013 Chrysler minivan occupied by six people. A backseat passenger in the minivan, Irene C. Ellisor, an 86-year-old woman from Huntsville, TX, lost her life at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.  
The driver of the minivan remains hospitalized at Inova Fairfax Hospital in critical condition. A front seat passenger was also taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious injuries but has since been released. Two additional passengers in the back row were taken to Stone Springs Medical Center and a third backseat passenger was taken to the Cornwall Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital. All occupants in the minivan were adult females from Texas. 
The driver of the SUV was taken to Stone Springs Medical Center and later transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has since been released. The case is pending review by the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney.  
Around 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, an alcohol-related crash took the lives of a motorcyclist and his wife after they were struck by a 2012 BMW 750Li driven by Mark A. Sgarlata, 52, of Ashburn. 
A preliminary investigation indicates that Sgarlata was making a left turn into the shopping center at Junction Plaza from Ashburn Farm Parkway when he struck a 2006 Harley Davidson being operated by Patrick Wrenn, Jr., 52, of Ashburn. The motorcyclist and his passenger, Leia Wrenn, 44, of Ashburn, were thrown from the motorcycle. The two succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital.  
Sgarlata was charged with DUI and two counts of felony aggravated involuntary manslaughter. Sgarlata was not injured during the crash. He remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.   


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