Loudoun County– A Loudoun woman lost her life Jan. 4, 2019, after she was struck and killed by a drunk driver on Morrisonville Road near Mountain Road outside of Lovettsville.
The victim, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was believed to have been running in the area at the time of the crash.
The driver, Zachary L. Frye, 19, of Purcellville, was arrested at the scene and charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
A passerby came upon the crash around 7:30 a.m. on January 4, 2019, and saw a vehicle off of the roadway. The victim was located nearby and had succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
A preliminary investigation has determined the driver was traveling eastbound on Morrisonville Road when he struck the victim, left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The driver received minor injuries in the crash.
Frye remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center pending a bond hearing.