5 Die in Loudoun Car Accidents over Weekend

Source: Dusty Smith (Editor), www.leesburg.patch.com

Five people died in three Loudoun car accidents over the weekend.  The first of the three incidents occurred around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, when a 2004 Porsche SUV heading west on Route 50 near Briar Patch Lane cross the center line and struck an eastbound 2013 Chrysler minivan that had six people in it, according to the reports.

Irene C. Ellisor, an 86-year-old passenger in the minivan from Huntsville, TX, died at the scene. The minivan’s driver was reported in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital as of Monday morning, according to the reports, while a front seat passenger with serious injuries was released. Three additional passengers in minivan were taken to Stone Springs Medical Center or the Cornwall Campus of Loudoun Inova Hospital. All minivan passengers were adult females, according to the LCSO.

The SUV’s driver was taken to Stone Springs Medical Center and later transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital before being released. The case is awaiting review by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Patrick Wrenn Jr. of Ashburn, and his wife, Leia Wrenn died in another accident, called alcohol-related in the LCSO report, after a 2012 BMW 750 Li driven by a 52 year old attorney of Ashburn struck them. According to the reports, the attorney was turning left from Ashburn Farm Parkway into the shopping center at Junction Plaza at 12:50 a.m. Oct. 4 when he struck the couple, who were thrown from the 2006 Harley Davidson they were riding. They were taken to a local hospital where they died.

An officer charged the attorney, who was not injured, with DUI and two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. He remains at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

The Virginia State Police reported the third accident, which occurred at 1:38 a.m. Sunday when a 1994 Ford Explorer heading north on Evergreen Mills Road near Reservoir Road south of Leesburg ran off the road and struck a tree. A fire quickly engulfed the vehicle, according to the report and the Explorer’s two occupants died at the scene. Speed was considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Comment

A wrongful death claim in Virginia must be filed by the “personal representative” of the deceased.  Va. Code 8.01-50

To become a personal representative, a person must apply and be appointed, usually in the probate section of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

Stephen Terpak is a Virginia Personal Injury and Traffic Lawyer. Offices located at 7540 Little River Tnpk, Suite A, Annandale, VA 22003

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