Woman killed, teen medflighted after car went down embankment, hit several trees, troopers say

Brandy Creek Road Fatal Crash
Posted at 8:28 AM, Dec 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-10 12:52:47-05

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. -- A Lawrenceville woman was killed and a teenage boy was critically injured in a wreck in Brunswick County Saturday night, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers were called to the single-vehicle crash involving a 6 Nissan Altima in the 200 block of Brandy Creek Road, north of state Route 670, just after 6:10 p.m., Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

Rakeria Jameka Smith, 32, was headed north on Brandy Creek Road when she lost control of the vehicle coming into a curve at a high rate of speed, according to troopers.

Anaya said a chevron post penetrated the car's windshield as it went down an embankment and then hit several trees.

Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, Anaya said.

The passenger, a 13-year-old boy who was also not wearing a seat belt, suffered life-threatening injuries and was medflighted to VCU Medical Center, according to officials.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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