In the early hours of Tuesday, a collision in Powhatan County claimed the lives of three people, including two teenagers and an adult male.
On November 22, shortly after 8 o’clock in the morning, the Virginia State Police were summoned to the scene of a collision involving two vehicles that had occurred at the intersection of Anderson Highway/Route 60 and Judes Ferry Road.
Through their investigation, the police were able to determine that a 2015 Toyota Camry was heading east on Anderson Highway when it attempted to turn left onto Judes Ferry Road.
The Toyota veered into the path of a 2003 Dodge 3500 pickup truck that was traveling westbound while towing a trailer. It was impossible for the Dodge to avoid colliding with the Toyota on the side, and the force of the collision forced the Toyota to flip over.
After coming to a stop, the Dodge pickup truck landed on top of the overturned Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota, a 39-year-old woman named Christina Cotner from Powhatan, Virginia, was airlifted to Chippenham Hospital, where she is currently receiving treatment for injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. She had her seatbelt fastened at all times.
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The investigation revealed that none of the three people who were riding in the Toyota survived the collision. At the scene of the accident, a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl, and 47-year-old Wayne A. Knuckles Jr. all passed away.
Heartbreaking 💔. According to police, one man, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old died at the scene of the crash. https://t.co/Mj5Y2rnhCe
— NBC12 WWBT Richmond (@NBC12) November 22, 2022
The two adolescents were not wearing seatbelts, although Knuckles was wearing his, according to the police.
The man who was driving the pickup truck, a Norfolk resident who was 42 years old, was brought to Chippenham Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He had his seatbelt fastened at all times.
According to the police, the crash is still being looked into.