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2 juveniles killed after tractor-trailer collides with SUV in Newport News

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 11:09:36-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Two juveniles have died after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV in the 100 block of Yorktown Road Friday morning.

Just before noon, Newport News Police officers responded to a report of a crash in the area.

When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim who died at the scene. Another person was taken to a local hospital for treatment for injuries that are believed to be life-threatening.

Police later said the second victim died at the hospital.

Police have identified the victims as a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Yorktown. The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

After a preliminary investigation, police determined that the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Yorktown Road when it collided with the SUV, which was traveling southbound at a high speed.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

Yorktown Road has reopened after previously being closed while police investigated.

Police believe that the SUV's speed was a factor in the crash.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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