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VSP investigates fatal crash in Augusta County

Published: Jun. 6, 2021 at 6:47 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:57 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -

UPDATE: June 8, 2021 at 9:03 p.m.

VSP reports the driver and four passengers in the Nissan were all juveniles and all transported to UVA 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 - succumbed to her injuries later that same night.

The driver of the Dodge has been charged with reckless driving. Additional charges may be pending, as the crash remains under investigation.

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UPDATE: June 8, 2021 at 11:55 a.m.

Officials say a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling east on Hermitage Road when it ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and a mailbox. The 16-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram overcorrected, which caused the pickup to cross back into the roadway, over the center line and strike a westbound 2011 Nissan Altima. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to go into the ditch. Both vehicles then caught fire.

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

The driver and four passengers in the Nissan were all juveniles. The driver and two passengers were transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. A third passenger is being treated at UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. A fourth passenger, a 12-year-old female from Waynesboro, Va., was transported to UVA Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries later that same night.

The driver of the Dodge has been charged with reckless driving. Additional charges may be pending, as the crash remains under investigation.

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Virginia State Police is investigating following a two-vehicle crash that oocurred at 4:59 p.m. Sunday on Hermitage Rd. near Henkel Rd in Augusta County.

Police say a truck ran off the side of the road, overcorrected and crashed into the median then hit a sedan. The truck caught on fire as a result.

Officials say six people were involved in the crash. Two people were flown and one person was driven to UVA Medical Center, and three people were taken to Augusta Health.

The crash remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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