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17-Year-Old Richlands Student Dies In Car Crash

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RICHLANDS, VA (WOAY) – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.B. Barlow is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Washington County. The crash occurred Nov. 17, 2018, at 2:10 a.m. on Route 19, less than a mile south of Route 689.

A 2007 Toyota Rav 4 was traveling south on Route 19 when it ran off the left side of the highway. The vehicle struck the guardrail, re-entered the highway, overturned several times and struck the guardrail a second time. The Toyota finally came to rest upside down in a creek at the bottom of an embankment.

The driver and three passengers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. A fourth passenger, a 17-year-old female from Richlands, Va., died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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