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Child killed, 3 seriously injured in head-on crash in Amelia

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 11:09:06-05

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. -- A child was killed and three others were seriously injured in a head-on collision in Amelia County last week.

On Tuesday, December 15, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Pridesville Road at 6:47 p.m.

Police say their preliminary investigation reveals the crash occurred when a 2014 Ford Fusion, was headed west on West Pridesville Road, attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone.

"The driver and sole occupant of the Fusion, a 20 year old female, crossed into the eastbound lane, into the path of an oncoming 2010 Toyota Venza. The vehicles collided, head on, on the shoulder of the eastbound travel lane," said a state police spokesperson.

The driver of the Venza, a 32-year-old man, and a six-year-old backseat passenger, suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.

The front seat passenger, a 9-year-old girl, died from her injuries at the hospital. Her name has not been released due to her age. None of the occupants of the Venza were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the Fusion suffered serious but non life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt. Police say charges are pending on the driver, pending consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney.

Virginia State Police say the fatal crash remains under investigation.