Commuters on Route 7 may have encountered snarled traffic on the morning of January 14th. The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a serious accident that occurred on the east bound bypass between W. Market St and S. King St. The accident occurred at about 9:20 a.m that morning. Police believe the victim pulled to the side of Route 7, existed the vehicle, moved to the front of the vehicle, and then stepped into the roadway into the path of dump truck traveling east bound on Route 7. The victim has been identified as Martha Johnson. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges have been filed. Leesburg police are continuing their investigation.
The investigation is continuing into the death of Martha Johnson, 45 years old of Leesburg. The Leesburg Police are requesting information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident while traveling eastbound on the Route 7 Bypass between West Market Street and South King Street yesterday (01-14-10) at approximately 9:20 am to 9:30 am.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4500.