An 82-year-old Sterling woman died Saturday two days after the minivan in which she was riding was struck in a Sterling intersection.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened just after 2 p.m. June 7. A minivan was crossing the intersection at South Sterling Boulevard and West Maple Avenue on a green light when it was hit by a Toyota Corolla driven by Farhad Shinwarai. One of the vehicles also struck a school bus that was crossing the intersection. The driver and passenger of the minivan were taken to the hospital for injuries that were described as minor. However, the passenger in the minivan, Dorothy A. Cooper of Sterling died June 9 as a result of complications from pre-existing medical conditions and injuries sustained in the crash.
As of Tuesday, no charges had been filed.
Five people have died in Loudoun crashes in 2018. At the same time last year, there had been 11 highway fatalities.