Two people died this morning in a fiery crash in Arcola after a driver fled from a deputy attempting a traffic stop for speeding.
The incident began shortly before 1:30 a.m. Jan. 22, when a Loudoun Sheriff’s Office deputy was running Radar and observed a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Old Ox Road near Dulles West Boulevard.
According to the agency’s report, the deputy initiated a traffic stop and the driver ran a red traffic light and continued speed away. After initiating a pursuit, the deputy lost sight of the vehicle. A short time later the deputy found the car crashed into a tree on Evergreen Mills Road at Stone Springs Boulevard in Arcola.
The deputy pulled the driver from the car, which became engulfed in flames. There were two passengers inside; they died at the scene. The names of the victims have not been released pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The driver, David G. Brown, 25, of Ashburn, has been charged with reckless driving.
The crash remains under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit and additional charges are likely, the agency stated.