“Multiple Injured in Sterling Crash Involving Stolen Truck; Suspect Identified as Justin Connor”

By | July 24, 2023



In a chaotic turn of events, a man suspected of stealing a truck in New York led Loudoun County deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a four-car crash in Sterling, Virginia. The incident unfolded on Saturday morning when concerned individuals reported two men passed out in a truck at a gas station. When deputies approached the vehicle, they discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. However, as the driver regained consciousness, he accelerated, narrowly missing the deputies.

The suspect fled the scene, speeding in the wrong direction down Sterling Boulevard before crashing into multiple cars. The truck eventually flipped onto its side on a median. Dispatch audio revealed the urgency of the situation, with deputies reporting injuries and requesting medical assistance.

In total, four people were injured, including the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Justin Connor, and his passenger. All four individuals received medical treatment at local hospitals. During the arrest, a dog inside the stolen truck bit one of the deputies. The investigation later revealed that the vehicle Connor was driving had been reported stolen in New York.

Connor, a resident of Rochester, New York, now faces multiple charges, including driving while intoxicated, assault on law enforcement, larceny, obstruction of justice, eluding, driving without a license, and providing a false identity to law enforcement. He is currently in jail in Loudoun County without bond. As of now, there are no charges against the passenger of the stolen vehicle.

This incident highlights the dangers of reckless behavior and the potential consequences that can arise from criminal activities. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of law enforcement in maintaining public safety and apprehending individuals who pose a threat to society. The investigation into this case is ongoing, and further details may emerge in the coming days..