1 dead, 2 injured after two-vehicle crash in James City County

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – One person is dead and two are in the hospital after a fatal crash in James City County Friday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash around 1:14 p.m. in the 8700 block of Barhamsville Road and the intersection of Old Stage Road.

Police say the initial investigation indicated a 2017 Honda Fit was traveling on Old Stage Road and stopped at the intersection of Barhamsville Road. The driver went through the intersection and was struck by a 2012 Ford Focus traveling eastbound on Barhamsville Road toward Anderson’s Corner.

The driver of the 2017 Honda Fit, 74-year-old Christine Paxton, was taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver and passenger of the 2012 Ford Focus were also taken to the hospital with various injuries, police said.

The police determined that neither speed, nor alcohol nor drugs contributed to this accident. This accident is currently under investigation.

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