Fatal Crash on Route 7 Near Hill High Orchard *UPDATE*

A Leesburg, Virginia woman lost her life May 11, 2010 in a two vehicle crash on Route 7 in Western Loudoun.

At approximately 9:12 p.m. Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of the Hill High County Store just west of Round Hill, VA for an automobile crash. A deputy on patrol in the area was the first to arrive on scene and observed a vehicle in a pond. Three deputies entered the water and removed the driver from the partially submerged car and immediately placed in the care of fire/rescue personnel.

According to witness accounts the driver, Arlene Mae Tines, 45, was operating a 1998 Ford Taurus when she attempted to enter and cross Route 7 from the parking lot without yielding. Her vehicle was struck by a westbound 2004 Mazda Tribute, driven by Brooke F. Herndon, 41, of Winchester, VA. After the initial impact, the Ford continued, and partially ejected an unbelted front-seat passenger, Mahdi Rashinabdur-Rahim Ibn Frye, 44, of Purcellville, VA. The Ford continued into a nearby pond.

Tines was transported to the INOVA Loudoun Hospital-Cornwall Campus where she later passed away at the hospital. Herndon, who was restrained by a seatbelt and airbag systems, was transported to the same hospital, treated and released. Frye was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and declined treatment at the scene.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.


  1. Kathy P says:

    OMG – prayers to the families involved – how awful. While a cause has not been detailed in this article, I have been seeing an increase in the speed heading into Bluemont Flats area – please slow down.

  2. Michelle says:

    That is a horrible intersection with very poor visibility exiting from the parking lot. In broad daylight it’s difficult to see westbound cars coming over the hill, I imagine at night it is worse.

  3. omg! i sorry to hear about this ! but people need to stop drinking and driving ! life is to short for all that

  4. Lonnie Bishop says:

    Yeah…the passenger died, too. No seatbelt = human missile = tragic death #2 in this instance.

    • “human missile” ? That’s very cold. Someone loved one you’re talking about. Unnecessary comment.
      A very sad and unfortunate accident.

  5. Miss Krazii says:

    Arlene Tines: Was a nice lady …. Rip Arlene Tines