LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An 18-year-old man was killed following a two-vehicle accident in Louisa County Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred at around 8:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Belle Meade Road, roughly three quarters of a mile north of Sign Board Road.
According to Virginia State Police, a 2007 Hyundia Elantra was traveling north on Belle Meade Road when it crossed over into the southbound lane and a struck a 2005 Volvo head-on.
The driver of the Hyundai, 18-year-old Michael Phillips of Bumpass, died at the scene.
The driver of the Volvo, 28-year-old Sara D. Thaw of Bumpass, was transported via med-flight to UVA Hospital with serious injuries. A one-year-old occupant was properly restrained and not injured.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
“We always preach wear your seat belts. This is a very unfortunate tragic situation. Fortunately for the one-year-old, they were in the proper child restraint device and that’s very important,” said Virginia State Police Public Information Officer Stephan Vick.