Teen girl killed leaving church event

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR)  – A teenage girl was killed Wednesday night when the car she was riding in ran off the road and flipped several times, Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar confirmed Thursday morning.

The 16-year-oold victim was a 9th grade student at Dinwiddie Junior High School, people at the crash scene told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil.

SOL testing has been postponed at the school so grief counselors could help students deal with the loss, Superintendent W. David Clark told Covil.

The girl, and two others, in the 2009 Nissan Maxima, were headed home from a church event at the time of the crash, Covil reported.

Virginia State Police are investigating the crash. Sgt. Molnar said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. along the 2300 block of Carson Road. That’s about half a mile west of Old Stage Road.

Investigators said three people were riding in the car that was heading eastbound, when it ran off the road, struck a ditch and then flipped several times and landing in a corn field.

Molnar said a female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The other passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver, a 19-year-old man, was not seriously injured.

Carson Road reopened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police have not yet officially released the name of the victim.

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