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Woman killed, 4 juveniles hurt in Caroline County wreck

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 17:47:35-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- State police are investigating a crash that killed a 35-year-old woman and left four juveniles injured in Caroline County Saturday afternoon.

Troopers were called to Route 207, less than a mile east of Moncure Drive, just before 12:30 p.m.

"A 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling west on Route 207 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree," troopers said.

The driver, Melissa N. Bentley of Ruther Glen, died of her injuries before she could be medflighted to VCU Medical Center, according to troopers.

Bentley was not wearing a seatbelt, state police said.

Four juveniles in the vehicle were transported to VCU Medical Center. One suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries while the other three suffered minor injuries.

Officials said their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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