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Two Killed in Fatal Crashes in Northern Virginia Monday



    Driver Killed After Rear-Ending Backhoe in Loudoun County

    A woman was killed when she struck a backhoe on Route 7 in Loudoun County Monday evening. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 15, 2016)

    Virginia State Police are investigating two fatal crashes in Northern Virginia Monday.

    A vehicle driving westbound on Route 7 just east of Route 9 rear-ended a westbound backhoe in the right lane at about 7 p.m., police said.

    The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Geneva F. Owens of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, died at the scene.

    The operator of the backhoe was not injured.

    The road, which had been plowed, was slick, which is under investigation.

    Earlier Monday, in Fauquier County, a man was killed when his SUV hit a snowplow head on near Marshall, Virginia. The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Steven H. Gibbs, of Linden, Virginia. 

    Virginia State Police say Gibbs' SUV crossed the center line and hit the plow head-on at about 7 a.m. They said speed and slick road conditions were factors in the crash.

    The driver of the plow wasn't hurt.