Woman seriously injured following Isle of Wight crash; 17-year-old charged for unsafe speed

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:49:10-05

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. - A passenger was seriously injured after being struck from behind by another vehicle Monday afternoon.

Officials say the crash occurred on South Church Street around 3:27 p.m.

The driver of a 2018 Honda Odyssey, Henry Hearn Jr., was traveling north on South Church Street, when he slowed to make a right turn into the Supreme gas station.

He was then struck from behind by a 2008 Ford Fusion, driven by a 17-year-old male.

Police say the front seat passenger of the Odyssey, Nancy Hearn, suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the impact. According to officials, all parties were wearing their safety belts.

The 17-year-old male was charged with unsafe speed for roadway conditions.