FABER, Va. — Virginia State Police say a deer strike on a Virginia highway led to a Christmas Eve crash that killed an 8-year-old North Carolina girl and injured two other children.
The Daily Progress reports that police said the crash occurred Saturday on U.S. 29 after a minivan hit a deer.
The preliminary investigation shows that the minivan stopped abruptly and was hit by a tractor-trailer traveling behind it.
Police say the girl was taken to a hospital and died on Christmas Day.
The minivan driver and two passengers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
A 4-year-old boy secured in a child safety seat was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.