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6-year-old boy, woman die in crash on I-81 in Woodstock

Three others being treated for serious injuries, police say

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WOODSTOCK, Va. – Law enforcement authorities in Virginia say a woman and a boy from Tennessee are dead following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 81.

Virginia State Police said the crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodstock. The vehicle was traveling southbound when it ran off the road and rolled several times, according to state police.

The State Police said a 6-year-old boy, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Carmelita R. Samples, 50, was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries. Both passengers were from Kingsport, Tennessee.

Two other passengers, 41-year-old man, and a 31-year-old woman, were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. The State Police did not release their names.

Authorities said the driver Brittany A. Toy, 31, of Jackson, Mississippi, was also seriously injured. The State Police said she was charged with reckless driving.

It was not immediately clear Thursday if Toy has an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

The State Police said the crash remains under investigation.