HENRY COUNTY, VA – A two-car crash in Henry County left a woman dead and five others hurt on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Chatham Road at Pruitt Mountain Lane shortly after 3 p.m.
According to Virginia State Police, a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am was going west on Chatham Road when it tried to make a left turn.
State police say a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier tried to pass the Pontiac as it was making the turn and hit the driver’s side of the Pontiac.
The driver of the Pontiac, Billie Nuckles, 68, of Axton, was wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, according to police.
A 16-year-old girl riding in the vehicle was transported to the hospital for minor injuries and a 16-year-old boy, also riding in the vehicle, was transported for serious injuries.
Police say the driver of the Chevrolet, Jennifer Jefferson, 38, of Richmond, was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital for serious injuries.
A 6-year-old and 8-year-old riding in the Chevrolet were transported for minor injuries.
Authorities say charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation.