Teen driver killed after striking tree, 13-year-old passenger critically injured

Updated: May. 23, 2021 at 7:47 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A 17-year-old girl was killed on Sunday in a car accident that also injured a 13-year-old passenger, according to Virginia State Police.

Investigators say a Toyota sedan was traveling east on Route 60 in Powhatan when it ran off of the road, corrected and re-entered the roadway, and ran off the road to the right. The vehicle then overturned and hit a tree near Stavemill Road.

The 17-year-old driver, who has not been identified, died at the scene. The 13-year-old passenger was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

Police say both people were wearing seatbelts when the crash happened at 1:06 p.m. on Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing, according to a release from state police.

This is a developing story.

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