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14-year-old dead, 16-year-old hospitalized after Fieldale crash




FIELDALE, VA – A teen is dead and another was hospitalized after a crash in Fieldale on Friday afternoon.


It happened around 1:30 p.m. on The Great Road, one-half of a mile south of Dillons Fork Road.


A 2003 Ford Explorer was going north on The Great Road, when it ran off the right side of the road, overturned and ejected the driver and the passenger, according to the Virginia State Police.


The driver of the Ford, a 16-year-old, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash.


The passenger, 14-year-old Sergio Ramirez-Mendoza, died at the scene.


Neither of the Collinsville teens were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to state police.


Police said speed was a factor in the crash and charges are pending as the crash is still under investigation.

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