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