RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A warning for parents during the high school graduation season — today is one of the deadliest days on the road for teenagers.
As soon as that final bell rings and the diplomas are in hand, teens are ready to have some fun, and many will be going to graduation parties or the beach.
AAA tells us about 20 teens are killed each year on June 10. The agency has been tracking these stats for the past five years.
We have already covered several deadly accidents this year that have hit home for some of the teens graduating today — including the death of Manchester High School soccer star Avery Spence last month.
She was in a car full of teens that was involved in a wreck.
AAA tells us that four other days in July are also on it's list as top-deadly days for teen drivers.
Three graduations are taking place today at the Siegel Center. Meadow, L.C. Bird and Midlothian high schools all have ceremonies.
The first one begins at 10 a.m.