8-year-old dies; two kids, three adults hurt in crash involving deer on Christmas Eve

8-year-old dies; two kids, three adults hurt in crash involving deer on Christmas Eve

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Law enforcement shared more details Tuesday morning about a Xmas Eve crash

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Law enforcement shared more details Tuesday morning about a Xmas Eve crash involving a deer, a minivan, and a tractor-trailer in Nelson County that left 5 individuals injured — which includes two youthful boys — and led to the demise of a youthful lady.

Virginia Condition Police say the crash took position at somewhere around 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 on Route 29, a handful of hundred feet south of Route 617/Rockfish River Road. 

According to authorities, a 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan was touring north on Route 29 when it hit a deer in the vacation lane, producing the minivan to quickly quit. Nevertheless, a tractor-trailer touring powering the minivan could not stop in time and rear-ended the Honda. 

Law enforcement inform WFXR News that there ended up five people today inside the Honda, all of whom have been hurt in the collision.

Officials say the driver of the Honda, 44-yr-previous Michael E. Mack of Taylorsville, N.C., alongside with two travellers — 44-yr-outdated Shelly K. Mack of Taylorsville, N.C., and a 6-yr-previous boy — had been brought to a nearby medical center to be dealt with for minimal accidents. The adults have been both sporting their seatbelts and the boy was secured in a booster seat at the time of the crash.

In addition, a 4-calendar year-outdated boy, who was secured in the Honda with a youngster protection seat, was reportedly transported to a healthcare facility in the area with severe injuries. There is no term on his issue at this time.

The fifth man or woman within the Honda, an 8-calendar year-outdated lady, was sporting her seatbelt when the crash took place. She was then brought to UVA Medical Middle, where by she died from her accidents on Saturday, Dec. 25, according to authorities.

Meanwhile, the driver of the tractor-trailer — determined by officers as 62-12 months-aged Hugh D. Powell of New Britain, Conn. — was also putting on a seatbelt and was treated at the scene for minimal injuries.

The tractor-trailer was reportedly loaded with 42,000 pounds of paper.

Police introduced on Tuesday, Dec. 28 that fees are pending in connection with the crash. As a consequence, the name of the female who died simply cannot be produced to the general public at this time.


NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A girl misplaced her existence and five other men and women ended up injured right after a crash involving a deer, a minivan, and a tractor-trailer in Nelson County on Xmas Eve, authorities say.

According to a statement from Virginia Condition Law enforcement — which was shared by Wintergreen Hearth and Rescue — condition troopers responded to a crash shortly immediately after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 involving a Honda Odyssey minivan that hit a deer even though traveling together Route 29 around Route 617/Rockfish River Street.

As the Honda slowed down simply because of the influence with the deer, officers say a tractor-trailer next the minivan could not stop in time and rear-finished the Honda.

Authorities say the driver and all 4 travellers within the Honda have been damage in the crash, which include an 8-calendar year-aged woman, who was brought to UVA Medical Centre with daily life-threatening accidents. However, she died at the hospital on Saturday, Dec. 25.

In the meantime, the human being driving the tractor-trailer — which was reportedly hauling around 42,000 kilos of paper — sustained non-lifetime-threatening accidents in the crash.

“Please retain this loved ones, the driver of the rig, as well as all of the to start with responders in your feelings,” Wintergreen Fire and Rescue wrote on Fb on Monday, Dec. 27.

As of Monday afternoon, officers say this crash is nonetheless beneath investigation.