16-year-old girl dies, 2 others hurt after Nelson County crash

Crash happened in Lovingston

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

NELSON COUNTY, Va. - A 16-year-old Nelson County girl is dead and two others are hurt after a crash Monday afternoon in Nelson County, according to Virginia State Police. 

Authorities say officers responded to the single-car crash around 1:20 p.m. Monday at Oak Ridge Road and Diggs Mountain Road near Trinity Episcopal Church. 

Police say a 1999 Acura Integra was traveling west on Oak Ridge Road when it ran off the right side of the highway, overcorrected, crossed back into the roadway and crossed over the center line. The driver overcorrected a second time, which caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the highway again.

The vehicle then hit an embankment and a tree, spun around and overturned.

The 22-year-old driver and the passengers, two girls, ages 16 and 18, were taken to UVA Medical Center hospital for treatment.

While the 16-year-old died, the 18-year-old, from Shipman, Virginia, is still being treated for serious injuries. 

The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash.

No one in the car was wearing a seat belt, according to police.

Charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation.

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