No charges to be filed after 7-year-old boy dies in Buchanan County UTV crash

Police have ruled the crash an accident

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. - State police say no charges will be filed after Sunday's deadly utility vehicle crash in Buchanan County.

A 7-year-old boy died after being thrown from a 2014 Polaris 900 RZR that his 30-year-old father was driving.

The father was not injured in the crash, while his other son, a 3-year-old boy, who was also riding in the vehicle, was taken to Buchanan General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


A 7-year-old boy died Sunday after being thrown from a utility vehicle, according to state police.

The crash happened Sunday at 4:15 p.m., on Route 647 in Buchanan County about 4.4 miles south of Route 646 when police said a 2014 Polaris 900 RZR ran off the right side of the road, hit a utility pole and then went over an embankment. 

Police said the 7-year-old passenger was thrown from the UTV and taken to Buchanan General Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The man driving the vehicle was not hurt while a 3-year-old boy also riding in the vehicle was taken to Buchanan General Hospital. 

The crash remains under investigation. 
 

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