Three killed, including child, in Sussex County crash

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: Sept 14, 2017 | 6:36 p.m. 

SUSSEX – Three people, including a three-year-old child, lost their lives in a deadly crash along Interstate 95 in Sussex County Thursday morning.

According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya, A 2009 Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on I-95 just south of U.S. Route 301 when the driver ran off the road and struck a tree head-on.

Authorities said the vehicle was occupied by two adult females and five children.

48-year-old Olga Mondragon Briones, 32-year-old Elizabeth Sanchez, and three-year-old Nelson Flores, all of North Carolina, died upon impact.

One 12-year-old boy was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with life-threatening injuries.

The other three children, ages 3, 8, and 12, were also taken to VCU Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The Virginia State Police accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to assist in the ongoing investigation.

Stay with The Sussex-Surry Dispatch for the latest information on this developing story

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