A teenager died yesterday in a car accident along Evergreen Mills Road, and a 62-year-old man is in intensive care following a single-vehicle accident on Rt. 7.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, at 1:08 p.m. May 8, 19-year-old Alieu Kamara, of Ashburn, was driving southbound in a 2004 Nissan Altima when he drove off the right side of the road, hitting a boat attached to a trailer that had been abandoned with a flat tire. Kamara continued to cross the median, and struck a five-axle dump truck coming northbound.
Kamara died at the scene. The driver of the dump truck, Russell Ferguson, of Remington, was taken to the Cornwall campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where he was treated and released.
It is not clear what caused Kamara to drive off the side of the road, but according to the sheriff's office, there is no indication alcohol or drugs were a factor.
A few hours earlier, just before 10 a.m. May 8, 62-year-old Thomas R. Kest, of Sterling, was driving a Chevy pickup truck westbound on Rt. 7 east of Loudoun County Parkway. For an unknown reason he veered into the median and struck a tree. According to the sheriff's office, there is no indication he applied the brakes. Kest was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he remains in the intensive care unit.
Both crashes remains under investigation by the sheriff's office.