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Clinton man killed in crash

A 23-year-old man was killed late Monday night after he lost control of his car on Route 5 in the Clinton area and collided with another car and several trees, authorities said.

The incident occurred just before 11 p.m., authorities said. The man, who police identified as Jason Antwan Patten, of Clinton, was merging onto southbound Route 5 from Woodyard Road when he lost control of his Chevrolet Monte Carlo, authorities said. The car veered back and forth across the southbound lanes of traffic, ran into a 2008 Toyota Corolla, then overturned and crashed into several trees, authorities said.

Police said Patten was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected from his Monte Carlo during the crash. Investigators believe he was speeding, but they do not believe alcohol played a role in the incident, authorities said.

The driver of the Corolla, 54-year-old Victoria Yvonne Brock-Marshall, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, sustained only minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, authorities said.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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