Maryland Driver Killed in Rt. 15 Crash near Lucketts

A 38-year-old Brunswick, MD, woman was killed early this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 15 south of Lucketts.

The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. near the Newvalley Church Road intersection. Investigators said the driver of a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport was traveling south on Rt. 15 when he apparently fell asleep and crossed the center line. The Jeep struck a northbound 2014 Kia head-on. The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep, Nathaniel W. Nelson, 26, of Charlottesville, was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, where he was treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening. A passenger in the Jeep was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of serious injuries but is expected to recover.

Nelson was charged with reckless driving.

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