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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Third man dies from injuries in Dec. 24 crash

A three-vehicle crash Dec. 24 has claimed a third life.

George J. Radston, 58, of Ashburn died Wednesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash on Route 9 in Loudoun County.

Radston was the driver of an eastbound 2009 Pontiac G6 that apparently crossed the center line of Route 9 and struck a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius, the sheriff's office said.

A father and son were in the Prius. David Doane, 76, of Tennessee died immediately. His son Timothy D. Doane, 49, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Jan. 4.

The Pontiac also struck a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta that was behind the Prius. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were treated at Inova Loudoun Hospital and released, authorities said.

Radston was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the Pontiac in the accident, which remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said.

Supervisors seek input on plan to raise bus fares

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public input session on a proposed commuter bus fare increase. The session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE in Leesburg.

Commuter bus riders are encouraged to comment on plans to implement a fare increase of $1 per trip on the "long-haul" service from Loudoun County to Rosslyn, the Pentagon, Crystal City and destinations in the District, and a fare increase of 25 cents per trip for service to the West Falls Church Metrorail station, effective April 1.

The proposed increase would be used to fund transit infrastructure, the purchase of additional buses, the development of park-and-ride lots and other transit support needs, supervisors said.

For information on the proposed fare increase, go to www.loudoun.gov/bus .

Residents unable to attend the input session may e-mail comments to the Board of Supervisors at bos@loudoun.gov.

Landscape photographs at government center

Landscape photographs by Loudoun resident Dave Levinson will be on display at the county government center through next months.

The exhibition can be seen during business hours in the center's Gallery One, on the first floor, 1 Harrison St. SE in Leesburg.

Levinson, a county resident for more than 13 years, has had his work shown in galleries, museums, libraries, government facilities, restaurants and interior design boutiques. Levinson's work was chosen for the exhibition by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee.

For information about the exhibition or committee, call Jane McCarter at 703-777-0246 or Sally Keefer at 703-777-9229, or go to www.loudoun.gov/advisory-art . Information about Levinson's photography is www.loudounlandscapes.com .

- Compiled by Caitlin Gibson and Mary Pat Flaherty


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