One dead in an accident on Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg

A young man died in a fatal accident in Leesburg early Saturday morning, police said.

Just before 3am, police received reports of a two-vehicle collision in the Edwards Ferry Road area NE on the southbound Leesburg Bypass. According to police, officers arrived at the scene and found both vehicles on the shoulder of the roadway near the Tractor Supply Co. store.

Police identified 18-year-old George Mwesigwa as the driver of an SUV involved in the accident. Mwesigwa, from Leesburg, was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

The other driver, who operated a trailer tractor, was identified as an adult male, but police did not release his name. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

George’s mother, Lucy Mirembe Mwesigwa, posted on Facebook about her son’s death, which read: “WITH DREAMY DREAMS I LOST ONLY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE IN A CAR CRASH THIS MORNING SON I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS.”

Lucy Mirembe Mwesigwa did not immediately respond to a message on Saturday.

The investigation is still ongoing, police said. One dead in an accident on Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg

Dustin Huang

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