Sunday, January 23, 2022

3 teens killed in York County crash

The Virginia State Police are investigating a crash in York County that killed three teenagers Saturday night.

It happened at 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Yorktown Road and involved one vehicle, police said.

State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said preliminary findings indicated a 2015 BMW 325i, driven by a 16-year-old boy, was traveling westbound Route 706 (Yorktown Road) east of Cardinal Lane.

The driver lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and struck a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn on its roof. The driver died upon impact, Anaya said.

The front seat and rear seat passengers, both 16-year-old boys, died from their injuries. There were no other passengers inside the vehicle.

All three teens were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, Anaya said.

“It is currently unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor,” Anaya wrote in a news release.

The identities of the teens were not immediately released.

This story will be updated.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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