Child dies in Prince Edward crash

Published 10:48 am Monday, July 13, 2020

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A 4-year-old Charlotte Court House boy has died after a two-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County.

The tragedy, according to a release from Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Relations Director Corinne Geller, occurred Sunday, July 5, at 12:28 p.m. on Route 604, less than a mile south of Route 686.

A 2008 Chevrolet Aveo was traveling north on Route 604 when it crossed the centerline and into the path of a southbound 2004 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The truck was unable to avoid the Aveo and struck it in the passenger side.

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The driver of the Aveo, Hollie L. Greene, 35, of Charlotte Court House, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

The 4-year-old male passenger died at the scene. According to the release, the child was secured in a child safety seat.

The driver of the S10, Shirley G. Wright, 71, of Lynchburg, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.