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Dinwiddie fatal crash

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating a fatal accident in the 17000 block of Courthouse Road in Dinwiddie. A woman was ejected in the single vehicle crash, and found dead outside of the vehicle, according to Crime Insider sources.

The information was later confirmed by Virginia State Police.

“The Trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that Krista Danielle Kendall, 30, of Emporia, Va. was driving a 2003 Honda Accord southbound on Route 619, crossing over the center line, and then going off road right striking several trees,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “Kendall was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately, Kendall succumbed to her injuries at the scene.”

Authorities located a young child safely strapped in the car seat. 

“There was an infant passenger that was securely restrained in a child safety restraint and did not have visible signs of injury, but was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons,” police continued. “The child was placed in the care of Child Protective Services.”

The accident occurred around 9 p.m. on Monday.

Virginia State Police and Dinwiddie County Police are investigating at the crash scene.