HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A teen girl was killed and several others were injured following a single-vehicle accident in Henrico County early Thursday morning.
Family members tell 8News the deceased victim is 14-year-old Dajanae White, who was a freshman at Highland Springs High School. She was one of six occupants inside the vehicle; her family members say the other five were neighbors of theirs.
Henrico Police report that the other occupants of the vehicle were two 11-year-old males, one 15-year-old male, one 16-year-old female and a 35-year-old female driver.
According to Henrico Police, the five others who were inside the car were transported to VCU Medical Center to be treated for undisclosed injuries.
The crash happened around 4 a.m. in the 2900 block of Darbytown Road, between Strath Road and Monahan Road.
Henrico County Public Schools spokesperson Andy Jenks said counselors will be on Highland Springs’ campus to support students when they return from Spring Break.
We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of our student. Counselors will be available to support students and staff at Highland Springs High School when school re-opens on Monday. Springer Nation asks that the student’s family and friends be kept in the community’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The cause of the crash is still unknown at this time as police continue to investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “iTip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
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