Purcellville Man Dies in Catoctin Circle Crash

A 26-year-old Purcellville man died as a result of a two-vehicle accident on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg on Friday morning.

According to Officer Michael Drogin, public information officer for the Leesburg Police Department, the initial investigation has determined that the vehicle driven by Cody Michael Redwood-Nilsen was traveling southbound on Catoctin Circle SE when it entered the opposite lane of travel, struck a northbound vehicle, left the roadway, and then struck a tree. Redwood-Nilsen died at the scene. Drogin said the driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and remained on the scene after the crash. Dispatchers were alerted to the accident shortly after 10 a.m. Friday.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. The Virginia State Police is assisting with the investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Traffic Management Unit. Anyone who witnessed the crash and who has not already spoken to law enforcement is asked to contact Officer S. Winkler at 703-771-4564 or at swinkler@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a serious crash near the area of the Moose Lodge on Catoctin Circle SE.

6 thoughts on “Purcellville Man Dies in Catoctin Circle Crash

  • 2020-09-04 at 1:53 pm

    Wow. It’s hard to imagine an accident that severe on slow, in-town Catoctin circle.

  • 2020-09-04 at 5:01 pm

    I drove past the accident scene during the investigation and could not, for the life of me, understand the intensity of the damage in a 25 mph zone and the direction the vehicle was facing between the tree and power/phone box.
    Condolences to the family of this man.

  • 2020-09-04 at 9:48 pm

    It is far easier to roll or flip a vehicle than you might think.

    Slow down, use your signals, obey speed limits, especially in urban areas. Get home to your family safely. That’s what counts. The extra 30 seconds you might cut off your trip isn’t worth it.

  • 2020-09-05 at 2:08 pm

    They didn’t even get his name right I am his girlfriend of the last almost 4 years. If anyone has any pix or anything from the accident can you please email me. His name was Cody Michael Redwood-Nelsin

    • 2020-09-07 at 10:00 pm

      RIP Cody you will truly be missed I love you Andria and I still can’t believe this is happening . Praying for you!

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