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Local Chick-fil-A donates portion of sales to victim’s families in Mechanicsville crash

Posted at 10:08 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 17:11:38-04

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — A local Chick-fil-A restaurant is helping two families who lost their loved ones in a single-vehicle crash on Cold Harbor Road last weekend.

The Chick-fil-A on Mechanicsville Turnpike and Bell-Creek Road is donating a portion of their proceeds from Monday to the families of 17-year-old Dylan Ballard and 22-year-old Elliott Hinton, both of Mechanicsville.

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The proceeds donated by the community will go towards helping offset expenses to the victim’s families.

The fundraiser took place from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Ballard was a senior at Lee-Davis High School and Hinton was a graduate from the school.

Dylan Ballard and Elliot Hinton

Dylan Ballard and Elliot Hinton

The two were killed Saturday, April 23, when the truck they were riding in ran off the road and hit a tree. Two others occupants, including the driver, suffered serious injuries as well. Alcohol is considered a factor in the crash, according to court documents.

Note: A previous version of this story stated Chick-fil-A would donate half of Monday’s sales to the victim’s families. That is incorrect. CBS 6 apologizes for the error.