2 passengers killed in crash after car slams into tree Va.

WASHINGTON — Two men are dead after a driver crashed into a tree in Loudoun County, Virginia, officials said.

A Loudoun sheriff’s deputy spotted a BMW traveling “at a high speed” northbound on Route 606 near Dulles West Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release.

Officials said the car then ran a red light and turned as the deputy got behind the car.

A short time later, the deputy found the vehicle crashed into a tree near Evergreen Mills Road and Stone Springs Boulevard.

The deputy pulled the driver, 25-year-old David G. Brown, of Ashburn, from the wreck as the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Two passengers inside the vehicle died at the scene.

One of the victims was identified as Kyle W. Youngblood, 26 of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, NBC Washington reported.

Brown has been charged with reckless driving.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit investigated the crash.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said Brown attempted to flee authorities, according to a news release by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

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