LEESBURG, Va. — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two fatal crashes that left three people dead and injured six others.
Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, a 2004 Porsche SUV traveling westbound on Route 50 near Briar Patch Lane crossed the center line for unknown reasons and struck an 2013 Chrysler going in the opposite direction.
A backseat passenger in the minivan, 86-year-ld Irene C. Ellisor, of Huntsville, Texas, died on the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the minivan is still in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The front seat passenger was also taken to Inova Fairfax but has since been released. Three additional passengers in the back row were taken to other local hospitals.
All six of the van’s passengers were adult females from Texas.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, an alcohol-related crash took the lives of a motorcyclist and his wife after they were struck by a 2012 BMW 750Li driven by 52-year-old Mark A. Sgarlata, of Ashburn.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Sgarlata was making a left turn into the shopping center at Junction Plaza from Ashburn Farm Parkway when he struck a 2006 Harley Davidson carrying Patrick Wrenn, Jr., 52, and Leia Wrenn, 44, both of Ashburn. They were thrown from the motorcycle and succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital.
Sgarlata, who was not injured during the crash, was charged with DUI and two counts of felony aggravated involuntary manslaughter. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.