A Lovettsville, Va. man died in a car crash in Loudoun County following a brief chase by police Monday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Randy L. Sutter, 32, was being questioned in Brunswick, Md. by city police, who were looking into vehicle tamperings, when he suddenly took off in his car shortly after 9 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. A Brunswick police officer pursued Sutter from the Frederick County city across a bridge into Virginia.
The officer broke off the chase and turned off his emergency lights as he continued on Route 287, according to the sheriff’s office. When the officer rounded a corner, he came across Sutter’s wrecked Jeep Wrangler.
Sutter had apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed a northbound lane and slammed into an embankment just south of Eagle Rock Lane, according to the sheriff’s office. Sutter appears to have died upon impact after the Jeep overturned and he was ejected. There were no other passengers in the car at the time of the crash.
An accident reconstruction team from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene and investigated the accident.