Fatal Leesburg crash - 9/4/20

Emergency vehicles gather at the site of a fatal crash in Leesburg Sept. 4.

{p dir=”ltr”}Update: Sept. 8, 2:16 p.m.

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sept. 4.

Cody Michael Redwood-Nilsen, 26, of Purcellville, died at the scene, according to the LPD.

Authorities received reports of the incident shortly after 10 a.m. and reported to the 0-99 block of Catoctin Circle SE near the Moose Lodge.

The LPD Traffic Management Unit has determined Redwood-Nilsen was traveling south when his vehicle entered the opposite lanes and struck a northbound vehicle. The victim then reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree.

Authorities said the northbound driver was uninjured, remained on the scene and is cooperating with the LPD.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with law enforcement are asked to contact Officer S. Winkler at 703-771-4564 or swinkler@leesburgva.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477, or text 274637 and begin the message with LPDTIP.

The LPD initially misidentified the victim as Michael Redwood-Nilsen and later corrected the news release to note it was Cody Michael Redwood-Nilsen._______{p dir=”ltr”}Original report: Sept. 4, 1:50 p.m.

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday morning.

Michael Redwood-Nilsen, 26, of Purcellville, died at the scene, according to the LPD.

Authorities received reports of the incident shortly after 10 a.m. and reported to the 0-99 block of Catoctin Circle SE in the area of the Moose Lodge.

The LPD Traffic Management Unit has determined Redwood-Nilsen was traveling south when his vehicle entered the opposite lanes and struck a northbound vehicle.

The victim then reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree.

Authorities said the northbound driver was uninjured, remained on the scene and is cooperating with the LPD.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with law enforcement are asked to contact Officer S. Winkler at 703-771-4564 or swinkler@leesburgva.gov.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477, or text 274637 and begin the message with LPDTIP.

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