A man driving a stolen vehicle was involved in a three-car collision in West Virginia after he refused to stop when a deputy tried to pull him over for speeding, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Ho Young Won, 68, of Fairfax County was killed in the crash and and five others, including the driver of the stolen vehicle, were injured, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Michael D. Brown, 40, of Washington, D.C. is facing charges of speeding to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving on a suspended license, officials said. Brown was driving a Toyota 4-Runner, that was reported stolen from the District in May, according to authorities.
Authorities said Brown was driving west on Route 9 near Hillsboro about 2:45 a.m. when a Loudoun Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop him for speeding. Brown’s vehicle accelerated, and the deputy alerted authorities in Jefferson County before stopping his pursuit at the West Virginia border, authorities said.
The deputy eventually lost sight of Brown’s vehicle but continued into Jefferson County, where he soon discovered Brown’s car involved in a crash with two other vehicles, according to authorities.
Authorities said Brown is wanted on a probation violation in connection with grand larceny charges in Arlington.
The crash remains under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, officials said.
This post has been updated.