Southampton County Crashes Kill Two and Injured Seven

Southampton County has been in the news this week for the wrong reasons. Two high profile crashes in the rural county left two dead and seven injured.

In the most serious accident, two people died in a multi-vehicle crash near Franklin, according to Virginia State Police.

Just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a call was received about a multi-vehicle crash with people trapped on U.S. 257 near S. Quay Road. A Ford F-350 pickup ran off the road and ended up in trees before it caught fire.

Media reports said the driver and a passenger suffered fatal burns. Another passenger, 64-year-old John Futrell, sustained serious injuries. he was taken to VCU hospital in Richmond. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased after this terrible crash. They had not been identified as of Thursday.

POLICE-LIGHTS

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said the crash closed all eastbound and westbound lanes on 258 near S. Quay Road. The roadway was reopened after 1 p.m. The cause of the wreck remains unclear.

Wednesday was a bad day for Southampton County crashes. Later Wednesday, a school bus was involved in a crash in Southampton County.

A report on WAVY.com stated five students were taken to a local hospital after a Southampton High School bus was involved in a crash with a pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon. Their injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening. However, the driver of the pickup truck was airlifted from the wreck scene.

The wreck occurred on Southampton Parkway near Medicine Springs Road at 3:30 p.m. Pictures from the accident scene showed a mangled pickup truck and damage to the back end of the school bus.

Southampton County Crashes Were Part of Deadly Week in Hampton Roads

It has been a deadly week on the highways in and around Hampton Roads. Also, on Wednesday, a 21-year-old woman was killed on Hampton Highway when she lost control of her car and hit trees off the road.

Earlier in the week, an 81-year-old woman was killed in a wreck in York County. Police said the accident was a hit-and-run.  The next say a man admitted himself to Mary Immaculate Hospital with serious injuries. The 32-year-old from Newport News was later taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center

Virginia State Police said he was charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. He remains in Riverside Regional Medical Center until he can be discharged and taken to a magistrate.

If you are driving in urban or rural Virginia, stay safe and keep to speed limits. If a loved one has been killed due to the actions of another or you have been injured, call our Virginia car crash accident lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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