Loudoun Traffic Stop Ends in Fatal Crash For Teen Driver

A 15-year-old driver speeding away from an early morning traffic stop was killed after crashing into a parked car, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, on East Beech Road in Sterling. A deputy saw a vehicle driving without having the headlights on. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver started to pull over but then drove away. As the deputy pursued, the driver again slowed to pull over, but then sped away.

The deputy lost sight of the vehicle but came upon the crash in the area of East Beech Road and North Argonne Avenue. The driver crashed into a parked vehicle, which was then pushed into two other parked vehicles.

The driver, identified as Wilberto Pitre III, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

Pitre was a Loudoun Valley High School student and the school system will have grief counselors available Monday to meet with students.

The crash remains under investigation.

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