Ashlyn Brotemarkle Obituary, Death – There has been a rise in the number of people demanding that a certain stretch of road in Fairfax County be fixed after two teenagers were killed there in a crash. A new petition for more safety along Lee Chapel Road had nearly 4,000 signatures by the time Thursday night rolled around. The campaign was established online by two residents of the neighborhood. The route has been a source of concern for the neighborhood for a number of years, according to the neighbors.
According to the petition, “You would expect that they would keep the road in high operating condition owing to the significant volume of traffic, yet local residents have been complaining about the safety of this route for years now.”
On Tuesday, two young people were killed after the vehicle they were traveling in slid over a hill in the Fairfax Station area, as reported by the Fairfax County Police. According to the findings of the investigation, the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, drove off the roadway, and eventually came to rest with the vehicle on its top. According to the detectives, alcohol was not a factor in the incident; rather, they believe speed was.
A third passenger sustained injuries that were considered to be life-threatening and was rushed to the hospital. Authorities have not provided any information that is current regarding the situation. Although the identities of the two students who were killed have not been made public by the authorities, the fact that they attended South County High School in Lorton has been verified by their friends and families.
Friends were able to determine that one of the females was Ashlyn Brotemarkle, who is 16 years old. Abby Beverly, who had been her best friend for almost six years, told WUSA9 that “she was a fantastic buddy.” “She was always there for her pals and did anything they needed.” Since 2013, the number of collisions and injuries that have occurred along the length of the road that is four miles long has fluctuated throughout the years. According to the data provided by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there have been more than 200 collisions and 123 people have been injured in the past ten years.