Medical Ailment Suspected in Fatal Ashburn Crash

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

The crash happened just after 8 a.m. on Smith Switch Road near Hastings Drive. A Leesburg man driving a 2007 Ford Taurus ran off the road and struck a tree. It is believed he suffered a medical emergency while driving. He was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital, where he died.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

It was the third highway fatality of 2018. At this time last year, 10 lives had been lost on Loudoun roadways.

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