The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Motorist killed in collision Thursday in Ashburn, Va., area

(iStock) (iStock)
Placeholder while article actions load

A driver was killed in a collision Thursday in the area of Ashburn, Va.

The crash occurred around 11:20 a.m. at Windmill Drive and Claiborne Parkway, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the driver of a Honda Civic was traveling west on Windmill Drive and hit a vehicle traveling north on Claiborne Parkway. The Honda driver, who was later identified as Deborah Mitchel, 65, of Ashburn, was taken to a hospital where she died of her injuries, officials said. The driver of the other vehicle, a man, was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known.

Authorities said an investigation of the collision was underway. The sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday that “at this time there is no indication that alcohol, drugs, or use of a cellphone contributed to the crash.”