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One Dead, Four Injured in Head-on Car-Truck Wreck

two cars crashed into each other with heavy damage

According to WRIC, one person is dead and four others injured after a head-on crash between a car and pickup truck in Nottoway County, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon.

Details of the Fatal Accident

The accident occurred on Route 460 Business at around 4:10 p.m. local time. Three people were traveling south in an Infiniti passenger car when it crossed over the center dividing line, crashing into a truck heading north.

The driver of the car, 18-year-old Joshua D. Baughan, died at the scene of the accident. The 18-year-old was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, reports WRIC. A male passenger in the car was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and a female was taken to Farmville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to WRIC, the pickup truck driver, 52-year-old Donald K. Gilbert, sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was airlifted to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A male passenger in the pickup truck was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Farmville Hospital.

The fatal collision is under investigation, reports WRIC.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015.
    • This is an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014 – the largest increase in nearly 50 years.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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