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One woman dead, two others critically injured in fiery head-on collision on Route 13

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-19 22:17:54-04

Northampton County, Va. – One woman is dead and two other people are fighting for their lives after a head-on collision on Route 13 in Northampton County.

Police say at around 4:46 a.m. is when they responded to the scene.

The driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, identified as 18-year-old April Lynn Zell of Wallops Island, was going northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 13 at a high speed.

The vehicle hit a 2005 Mitsubishi  Gallant and the Cavalier burst into flames.

Zell passed away. The driver of the Mitsubishi, Juan Carlos Mendoza was flown to Norfolk Sentara with life-threatening injuries.

A female passenger was also flown to the hospital.

Police are still investigating this case.

We’ll post more updates as we learn more.