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Teen thrown from SUV, others hurt in wrong-way crash on Powhite Parkway

Teen thrown from SUV, others hurt in wrong-way crash on Powhite Parkway
Posted at 3:05 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 15:06:04-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A teenager was thrown from an SUV and two other children suffered serious injuries when a wrong-way driver hit their vehicle on Powhite Parkway near Route 288 in Chesterfield, according to Virginia State Police. In addition to the woman and three children, a second adult in the SUV also suffered serious injuries.

"[A man driving an Toyota Yaris] was traveling southbound Route 76 [Powhite Parkway] in the left lane when he lost control, crossed the median, and struck an SUV traveling northbound Route 76 in the right lane," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The SUV then went off road left and overturned in the median."

The Yaris driver, who was not seriously hurt, was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation. Witnesses can send news tips here.