17-year-old passenger killed in New Kent crash

A 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger was taken to VCU Health Emergency Center in New Kent...
A 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger was taken to VCU Health Emergency Center in New Kent County where he later died.(Pexels)
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 1:36 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 11:14 AM EDT
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NEW KENT, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash in New Kent that left one person dead Tuesday night.

Troopers say the crash happened just before 7 p.m. in the 4400 block of Courthouse Road.

Officials say a 2004 Honda Accord was traveling along Courthouse Road when it ran off the right side of the road and overcorrected. Then, the car spun around and ran off the right side of the road again, striking a tree.

A 17-year-old boy, who was a passenger was taken to VCU Health Emergency Center in New Kent County where he later died.

The 17-year-old driver and a second passenger - who is 18 years old - were transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for serious injuries.

Troopers say none of the occupants were wearing a seatbelt.

“Excessive speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the crash,” state police said in a news release. “The crash remains under investigation.”