VSP investigating fatal crash involving teens in Augusta County

Virginia State Police (FILE)
Virginia State Police (FILE)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Augusta County that took the life of a Waynesboro girl.

VSP says it responded to a crash between a Dodge Ram and Nissan Altima on Hermitage Road, near Henkle Road, around 4:50 p.m. Sunday, June 6.

Authorities say the pickup truck had gone off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and a mailbox, then overcorrected, causing it to cross back into the roadway and hit the Nissan. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to go into the ditch, and they both caught fire.

The 16-year-old driver of the Dodge was transported to Augusta Health for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

State police say the driver and four passengers in the Nissan were all juveniles and all were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center:

  • 17-year-old male driver from Waynesboro
  • 16-year-old female passenger
  • 15-year-old male passenger - is still being treated for life-threatening injuries at UVA Medical Center
  • 11-year-old male passenger
  • 12-year-old female passenger from Waynesboro

One of the passengers, the 12-year-old girl from Waynesboro, succumbed to her injuries that evening.

The driver of the Dodge has been charged with reckless driving, and additional charges may be pending.

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