In Loudoun County, wedding guest and couple on a motorcycle are among 5 traffic fatalities

October 7, 2013

An 86-year-old woman from Texas who came to Northern Virginia for a wedding and an Ashburn couple in their 40s who were on their way home on a motorcycle were among the five people killed since Friday in traffic crashes in Loudoun County.

The county sheriff’s office said the woman killed on Route 50 on Friday was Irene C. Ellisor of Huntsville, Tex. She had just helped decorate a church for a wedding that was to be held that night, said a Texas neighbor, Buddy Widner.

“She was such a sweet person,” another Huntsville neighbor said.

Ellisor was in a minivan that was struck by an SUV that crossed the center line of the road near Briar Patch Lane in the Aldie area, the sheriff’s office said.

The married couple were identified as Patrick Wrenn Jr., 46, and Leia Wrenn, 44, of Ashburn.

“They were a loving couple . . . just great people,” said the husband’s father. He said his son was a systems administrator for ADT at Dulles International Airport.

The Wrenns were returning from a gathering in southern Maryland and were about a mile from home when they were killed early Sunday, the father said.

According to the sheriff’s office, a motorist was turning left into a shopping center from Ashburn Farm Parkway when he struck the couple’s Harley.

The motorist was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, the sheriff’s office said.

The names of two other people killed Sunday in another crash in Loudoun have not yet been released.

In another Washington-area road fatality, a motorist died early Monday in a collision on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in the Beltsville area, Maryland state police said. Additional details were not available.

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