CHURCHVILLE,Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia State Police are looking into a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County that killed a toddler and seriously injured a mother.
Police say the crash happened at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday on Route 720, less than a mile west of Route 723. Police say a 1999 Ford Mustang was driving west on Route 720, when the driver ran off the road and hit a fence, then a tree. The driver, Stephanie Dudley of Staunton, was flown to UVA Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She was not wearing her seat belt.
Karl Swanson, a 3-year-old from Staunton, was a passenger in the car and died in the crash. Swanson was in the back seat of the car in a child safety seat.
Virginia State Police are looking into the crash, and charges are pending.