April 27, 2013
Man killed in I-95 crash at Springfield
State police say the driver of a Mazda was killed in a three-vehicle crash early Saturday on Interstate 95 near the Backlick Road exit in Springfield. It happened about midnight when the Mazda, traveling south, ran off the right side of the road, hit an impact attenuator and flipped, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. An impact attenuator, also known as a “crash cushion,” is used to deflect a crash from roadside equipment and machinery or lessen the severity of collisions.
April 7, 2013
2 killed in head-on collision on Crain Highway in Charles County
LA PLATA, Md. — Authorities say two people were killed in a head-on collision on Crain Highway in Charles County. The county sheriff’s office says a 22-year-old woman was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway when she collided head-on with a minivan heading north early Saturday morning. The woman was ejected from her car and died at the scene. The 32-year-old man who was driving the minivan also died at the scene.
April 6, 2013
Montgomery County authorities investigating fatal car crash that killed 20-year-old
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating a car crash involving a taxi cab that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman.
March 14, 2013
VB teen killed in single-car crash
Police say a teen who crashed his car into a tree Wednesday on a Virginia Beach road passed away from his injuries Thursday. According to Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department, 19-year-old Ian Andrew McDonald of Virginia Beach was driving a 2007 Volkswagen northbound on Blackwater Road near West Gibbs Road.
February 28, 2013
Michael Schmelzinger killed in Manassas single-car crash
A 17-year-old Osbourn Park High School student was killed Thursday in a single-car crash in Manassas, officials say. The crash happened in the 10600 block of Lake Jackson Drive in Manassas just after 11 a.m. Thursday. Prince William County Police say that the 2008 Ford Mustang, driven by Michael Murphy Schmelzinger, was driving southbound when the car left the road and hit a tree. Schmelzinger was pronounced dead at the scene.
February 10, 2013
18 Year Old Dies in Car Crash
PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – An 18-year-old died in a car crash early Sunday morning. Police tell us the fatal car accident occurred around 6:02 a.m. in the 500 block of Crater Road. Three victims were inside the 1995 Ford Taurus when it crashed.
February 10, 2013
Teen killed in single-car crash in Petersburg
A Petersburg teenager was killed this morning when the car she was riding in crashed. Petersburg Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said 18-year-old Akeyia Jones died in a single-car wreck in the 500 block of South Crater Road near Blandford Cemetery. The crash occurred at 6:02 a.m., Hyatt said. Three people were inside the 1995 Ford Taurus, and at least one person was ejected from the car, Hyatt said.
January 18, 2013
Still texting while driving? Quitting might be easier than you think.
Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey.
December 18, 2012
Forum at Staunton River aims for no more teen tragedies
Tim Groover said he and Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown belong to a club no parent wants to join. Both men lost teenaged children in motor vehicle wrecks in years past. Groover and Brown spoke Monday night as members of a panel during a forum on teen driving held in the auditorium at Staunton River High School in Bedford County. Three students at the high school have died this fall in vehicle crashes. And separate wrecks in October claimed two students at the county's Liberty High School.
December 17, 2012
Teen Killed In Weekend Crash
HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A Blackstone teenager was killed in a car crash Saturday in Montpelier. Andrew Pomfrey died when the car he was traveling in with his family ran into the back of a tractor-trailer that was pulling into a driveway, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Whitley said.
December 15, 2012
Forum to explore teen car crashes
Law enforcement officials and transportation experts will lead a forum at Staunton River High School on Monday night on the causes of teen driving crashes. Three Staunton River students died in two separate crashes within a week last month. A Liberty High School student died in another crash in October. The forum will address hazards faced by young drivers, and how parents and teens can reduce the number of wrecks. The forum is being organized by Herb Krebs, parent of a Staunton River student who was friends with two of the students who died. "We want to find out the root of the problem and take a step back to do what we can for students now," Krebs said.
November 9, 2012
4-car crash clogs traffic on U.S. 220 near Tanglewood
For the second night in a row, a crash caused delays for commuters on U.S. 220 south near the Virginia 419 exit. A lane was closed shortly before 6:30 this evening in response to a four-vehicle crash. According to Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson, one vehicle caused a chain reaction crash by running into the rear of another vehicle. That vehicle then hit two other cars. Johnson said no one was taken to the hospital, but the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was charged with reckless driving. Johnson did not yet release the driver’s name. According to VDOT, the crash closed a portion of the road about 45 minutes. It comes the night after a two-car crash that overturned both vehicles clogged traffic in the same stretch of U.S. 220 south.
October 15, 2012
Franklin County car wreck kills Vinton teenager
An early Sunday morning car crash in Franklin County claimed the life of a Vinton teenager — the second student at Bedford County’s Liberty High School to be killed in a wreck in just more than a week — and sent five more people to the hospital. Hannah Marie Long, 15, was in the front passenger seat when a 2005 Cadillac CTS driven by Rufus McGill II ran off Dillons Mill Road west of Boones Mill and struck a tree about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, state police said. Long, who was not wearing a seat belt, was declared dead at the scene, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Rob Carpentieri. McGill, 19, of Roanoke, was also not wearing a seat belt and was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Four other passengers between the ages of 19 and 20 were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Carpentieri said.
October 15, 2012
Father of Teen Killed in Car Accident Warns Other Teens
Lynchburg, VA - 15-year-old Hannah Long is the second Liberty High School student to die in a car accident in a little more than a week. Family members are still in shock. They say Long, an outgoing 15-year-old, loved her high school so much, they would drive her an hour from Vinton to take her there. They are now hoping her death will be a wake up call for other teens. "I just saw her, she was getting ready to go and I said, 'I love you,'" said Ron Long, Hannah's father. That would be the last time Ron Long would say those three words to his daughter.
October 8, 2012
Montvale teen, 15, dies after early-morning crash in Bedford County
A Montvale teenager has died after a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Virginia 460 in Bedford County, according to the Virginia State Police. The crash happened around 12:15 a.m. just east of Virginia 898, according to a press release from Sgt. Robert Carpentieri. Investigation showed that the 1994 Honda Civic driven by Aaron Scott Jayne, 21, of Montvale was traveling east on Virginia 460 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck an embankment and overturned several times. Lewis Allen Dickenson, 15, was a passenger in the Civic and was declared dead at the scene, the release said. He not wearing a seat belt. The state police has no further information on the crash.
October 2, 2012
Teen driver charged in fatal 5-car crash on Va. 234
Police have charged the teenaged driver of a 2013 Volkeswagen Jetta that swerved into oncoming traffic, striking four other vehicles on Va. 234 Saturday and have identified the man who died in the crash. Police obtained warrants Tuesday charging a 17-year-old Stafford girl with reckless driving in the crash, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.