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Teen Dies, Man Injured In 2 Car Crashes

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:37 pm

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.

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3 comments:

  • David Dickinson posted at 10:36 am on Fri, May 11, 2012.

    David Dickinson Posts: 987

    Evergreen Mills and Watson Road has got to be one of the most dangerous inersections in the County. I previously asked former Supervisor Kurtz to look into it and she got some rumble strips installed, but this intersection needs some serious re-engineering.

    Add to it the aggreesive drivers whe need to get somewhere RIGHT NOW, constructiong vehicles that go abover their 45mph limit and garbage trucks doing the same, and the increased development in the area and you have all the ingredients from many more of this accidents at this intersection.

     
  • commuter posted at 9:50 pm on Wed, May 9, 2012.

    commuter Posts: 1

    That boat had been sitting there for at least a week and a half! Why?

     
  • hubba bubba posted at 4:03 pm on Wed, May 9, 2012.

    hubba bubba Posts: 440

    Please everyone.....drive with care. This is way too many car accidents with deaths and injuries.