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Warrenton woman charged with DUI in fatal crash

A Warrenton woman who allegedly ran a red light on Saturday night and crashed into a turning vehicle, seriously injuring the driver and killing a passenger, has been charged with driving under the influence, according to Prince William County police.

Lori Love Shipe, 52, of Warrenton, is charged with driving under the influence in a fatal crash on Saturday night. (Prince William County Police Department)

The impact sent the Focus into a third vehicle, a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, which was stopped at a red light.

Police said Judith Ann Meyer, 57, of Powhatan, Va. — a passenger in the Focus — died as a result of her injuries in the crash. A 58-year-old man who was driving the Focus was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. A family dog in the Focus also died from injuries sustained from the crash, police said.

Shipe and the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta were not injured, police said.  

 During the investigation, police determined that Shipe had been driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Authorities continue to investigate.

Luz Lazo writes about transportation and development. She has recently written about the challenges of bus commuting, Metro’s dark stations, and the impact of sequestration on air travel.

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