SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Mississippi woman has been charged after a Wednesday morning crash along I-81 in Shenandoah County killed two — including a young boy — and seriously injured herself and two others.
According to Virginia State Police, the single-vehicle crash took place shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at mile marker 267 on I-81.
Authorities say a 2013 Kia Sorento was heading south on I-81 when it ran off the left side of the road and overturned several times.
The Kia driver– identified by police as 31-year-old Brittany A. Toy of Jackson, Mississippi — was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was transported to Winchester Medical Center with serious injuries.
Meanwhile, a 6-year-old boy from Kingsport, Tennessee, was ejected from the Kia and died at the scene from his injuries, officials say. While the boy was not wearing a seatbelt, he was reportedly sitting in a booster seat.
Another passenger in the Kia — 50-year-old Carmelita R. Samples of Kingsport, Tennessee — was not wearing a seatbelt was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but Virginia State Police say she died at the hospital.
In addition, two more passengers — described by authorities as a 41-year-old man who was not wearing a seatbelt, and a 31-year-old woman who was wearing a seatbelt — sustained serious injuries in the crash and were brought to Winchester Medical Center.
According to police, Toy was charged with reckless driving.
Virginia State Police’s Culpeper Division Crash Reconstruction Team reportedly responded to the scene of the crash and is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation.
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