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Local Digest

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Turning car injures motorcycle deputies

Two Loudoun County sheriff's deputies were seriously injured Saturday when their motorcycles were cut off by an oncoming vehicle. Department spokesman Kraig Troxell said the two deputies, who remain hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, had been serving as escorts for an event near the West Virginia border.

The deputies, part of the department's motorcycle unit, were traveling south on Harpers Ferry Road (Route 671) when a vehicle heading north attempted to turn left into a parking lot. One deputy swerved out of the way and lost control, Troxell said, and the other was hit by the vehicle. Both deputies were airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The sheriff's office did not release the names of the deputies because their families had not yet been notified. No charges had been filed against the driver. The incident is under investigation.

-- Ann E. Marimow


Two people killed in car crash

Two people died after a man drove a station wagon into oncoming traffic Saturday morning near Interstate 495 in Bethesda, Montgomery County police said.

Donald Duvall, 64, of Chevy Chase was northbound on Old Georgia Road near the intersection with Interstate 495 in his Buick Roadmaster when he crossed over into southbound traffic. He hit a minivan being driven by Nadia Nawaz, 37, of Rockville. Both died at the scene, police said.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation.

-- Rick Rojas

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