Two passengers killed after driver flees from police

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — Two passengers died early Sunday morning in a single vehicle accident on Route 606, a crash police say is the result of the driver fleeing from police after breaking several traffic laws.

The driver, David Brown, 25, was the sole survivor of the accident which caused the car he was driving to go up in flames.

According to police, a Loudoun sheriff’s deputy was operating a radar gun along Old Ox Road and caught Brown speeding. The deputy tried to pull the car over, but reports that Brown then sped away and ran a red light.

The deputy pursued him until losing sight of the car. A little while later, around 1:30 a.m. the car was found crashed into a tree near the intersection of Evergreen Mills Road and Stone Springs Blvd.

The deputy pulled the driver out of the car as it went up in flames. Both passengers died on the scene.

Brown has been charged with reckless driving. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.