A tragic accident claimed the life of a 73-year-old man in Leesburg on Wednesday. According to the Leesburg Police Department, David Reno was killed when a pickup truck collided with his vehicle near Perkins Street on U.S. Highway 441 around 11:40 a.m.
Reports indicate that Reno was heading north on US 441, preparing to make a left turn onto Perkins Street when the collision occurred. The other vehicle, driven by a 22-year-old man from Leesburg, was traveling south on U.S. 441 when it struck Reno’s car.
Authorities rushed Reno to the hospital, but despite their efforts, he died from his injuries. The driver of the pickup truck and an 18-year-old Leesburg woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were also transported to a hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The cause of the incident is under investigation, but details about the circumstances that led up to the fatal collision have not yet been released. This tragic accident serves as a reminder that road safety is of the utmost importance. All drivers on the roadways have a responsibility to operate their vehicles cautiously and diligently, and to remain vigilant for any hazards that may pose a danger to themselves or others.
The Leesburg Police Department has not provided any additional updates about the investigation into the accident, but it remains a top priority for law enforcement officials in the area. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of David Reno during this difficult time. May they find strength and comfort in the memories of their loved one, and may justice be served for his untimely passing.