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Culpeper woman sentenced to serve two months after fatal Ashburn crash

A woman who drove through a red light in Ashburn last year, crashing into a car and killing one of its passengers, was sentenced to serve two months in jail Tuesday.

Nakia P. Wilkerson, 39, of Culpeper, was driving a 2006 Ford pickup truck north on Loudoun County Parkway in the early hours of Nov. 25, 2016, when she failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway, according to the Virginia State Police.

A 1997 Toyota sedan driven by Zabihullah Haiderian, 36, of Ashburn was traveling west on Gloucester Parkway and had the green light. Wilkerson's pickup truck struck the Toyota.

Zabihullah Haiderian and four of his passengers suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. A fifth passenger, his wife, Maria Haiderian, 37, was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital, where she later died.

Wilkerson was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, Judge J. Howell Brown sentenced Wilkerson to 12 months in jail with 10 months suspended. Brown suspended her driver’s license for 18 months. Once released from jail, Wilkerson will be on probation for 10 years.

According to a GoFundMe site set up to raise money for the Haiderian family, they had recently immigrated to the U.S. on the SIV program from Afghanistan. The SIV program grants entry to the U.S. for families that helped American soldiers in combat overseas and were threatened by the Taliban.


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