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Woman dies, children injured in Virginia crash

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 08:18:06-05

GREENSVILLE Co., Va. - The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash that happensed on Friday.

Around 1:30 p.m., the VSP was called to investigate a crash that killed a woman.

The crash happened in the 7500 block of Dry Bread Road.

VSP said the driver of a 1989 Mercury Cougar was traveling eastbound on Dry Bread Road when she lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and over corrected.

Upon over correcting, police said the vehicle began to flip several times before coming to rest in a field off the roadway.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Barbara Harris Rose.

Harris was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, dying at the scene from injuries sustained, according to police.

Harris had two children in the vehicle, a 6-year-old that was med-flighted to MCV Richmond with life threatening injuries, and a 4-year-old that was taken to Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police said speed was a contributing factor in the crash.