A head-on crash west of Hillsboro on Tuesday killed a 49-year-old Gainesville woman and closed part of Rt. 9 for much of the day.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m. near Manor View Lane, and involved a 2009 Ford F-250 and a 2003 Honda Civic. The driver of the Honda, whose name has not been released, died at the scene. The driver of the Ford was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment of injuries described at non-life-threatening.
The sheriff’s office’s preliminary investigation has determined that the driver of the Honda ran off the side of the road and then overcorrecting into the path of the oncoming pickup.
Any witnesses to the crash who have not yet talked to law enforcement are asked to contact Investigator S. Allen at 703-737-8308.
It was the 19th highway fatality in Loudoun County during 2017 and the second on Rt. 9.