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Teenager charged in Isle of Wight crash; one person seriously injured

Virginia State Police said a 17-year-old boy hit the back of a minivan. A passenger in the minivan was hurt seriously.
Credit: Virginia State Police

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. — Virginia State Police said Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy faces charges in a crash that left one person seriously hurt.

The wreck happened Monday shortly before 3:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Church St. in Isle of Wight County. Troopers got there about 40 minutes later. 

Sgt. Michelle Anaya said Henry Hearn, Jr. was heading north in a 2018 Honda Odyssey and was slowing down to into the Supreme Gas Station. That's when a 2008 Ford Fusion hit him the minivan from behind.

A 17-year-old boy was driving the Fusion. He was charged with unsafe speed for roadway conditions.

The passenger riding in the front seat of the minivan, Nancy Hearn, had critical injuries.

Anaya said everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.