MECKLENBURG, Va. — A 25-year-old Newport News woman was killed, two adults sustained life-threatening injuries and three children were hurt in a head-on collision in Mecklenburg, Virginia on Sunday.
The woman who died, Courtnie J. Ferrel, was wearing her seatbelt and driving a 2009 Mercury Mariner at the time of the accident. She died at the Maria Parham Health hospital.
Police said the driver of a 2006 Cadillac CTS, 30-year-old Heather Chandler, drove that car across a median and hit Ferrel's car head on.
Virginia State Police said the crash happened about 10:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Rough Road.
An adult male passenger of Ferrel's car was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after the crash. He had not been wearing his seatbelt.
Chandler, of Warrenton, North Carolina, was wearing her seatbelt but still sustained life-threatening injuries.
The three children in Ferrel's car were taken to a hospital, but police did not say they sustained life-threatening injuries. The children were in the back seat of the Mercury, and two were strapped into children's car seats.
Police have not released any additional information yet.