Sterling Woman Killed in Crash

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened yesterday morning in Sterling.

Investigators said Ornella Yasuhara, a 69-year-old Sterling woman, was entering East Maple Avenue from Providence Village Drive just after 8:30 a.m. Jan. 4 when her 2002 Mazda Protégé was struck by 2005 Honda CRV.

Both drivers were transported to Reston Hospital, where Yasuhara died.

The CRV driver, Yeni A. Flores-Rios, 21, of Sterling, was charged with reckless driving. Speed was identified as a factor in the crash.

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