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Two drivers killed in separate Chesterfield crashes

Posted at 8:42 AM, Mar 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-08 19:48:25-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Two people were killed in two separate crashes Saturday night in Chesterfield County. One driver was killed in a head-on crash along the 4400 block of South Old Hundred Road. The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m.

A driver headed north in a Toyota Camry lost control on a curve and drifted into the southbound lane. The Camry slammed into a Nissan Versa. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene of the crash. Paramedics took the driver of the Nissan to VCU Medical Center. The Nissan driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to investigation.

Earlier in the evening, first responders found the driver of a Dodge pickup dead at the scene of a crash on the 11000 block of Winterpock Road. Investigators said the driver lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree around 9 p.m. Saturday night.

The driver of the Dodge crashed into a tree in Sandy Hargett's front yard, she talked with CBS 6 while looking at the damage Sunday morning.

"This is the second accidnt that has happened in front of our home. One on the other side of my house and on right here," Hargett explained.

Neighbors tell CBS 6, this was not the first fatal accident on Winterpock Road.

Jolene Vest is a Chesterfield County school bus driver, who has lived on Winterpock her whole life. Vest says speeding has always been a serious issue. "How many more people have to die to be able to get something done out here? I hope this was it."

People who live on Winterpock say they live in fear. The stretch needs speed limit signs and cautions signs.

"We need speed signs, only one is 2 miles from here, there are no curve signs and no bus stop signs around here which make it extremely dangerous."

Police have not released the names of either crash victim. Both crashes remained under investigation.

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