12-year-old girl killed after vehicle stopped for Northampton Co. school bus

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 10:02:21-05

NORTHAMPTON Co., Va. - A 12-year-old girl was killed and three more people, including a 13-year-old girl, were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Northampton County Friday morning.

According to the Virginia State Police, troopers were called to Route 13/#9108 Lankford Highway at about 7:24 a.m. for reports of a multi-vehicle crash.

Police said a Northampton school bus was stopped in the left, southbound lanes of Route 13 with its safety lights flashing and its stop sign deployed. A 2016 GMC Sierra and a 2007 Toyota Yaris stopped adjacent to the school bus in the right lane.

As the vehicles were stopped next to the school bus, the driver of a 2006 Ford F250, Joseph Castiglia, struck the Toyota in the rear and pushed it into the GMC.

The impact caused massive damage to the Toyota, killing the 12-year-old girl seated in the backseat. The other 13-year-old girl in the backseat suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk.

The Toyota's driver, 33-year-old Nayda Vazquez Negron, and her front seat passenger, a 15-year-old girl, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Castiglia and the driver of the GMC were not injured in the crash.

The investigation is still ongoing, and police say charges are pending.

UPDATE: Second girl dies after crash involving car stopped for Virginia school bus