3 dead, 4 children injured in Thursday morning Sussex Co. crash

Images courtesy of Virginia State Police

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A single vehicle accident on I-95 in Sussex County Thursday morning resulted in three deaths and four injuries.

Virginia State Police said that all four of the injured people are children, and one of them suffered life-threatening injuries.

The incident happened Thursday morning on I-95 south of Route 301 when the vehicle’s driver ran off the roadway and hit a tree head-on. The vehicle was occupied by two women and five children.

The driver, Olga Mondragon Briones, died upon impact. The other woman in the vehicle, Elizabeth Sanchez and three-year-old Nelson Flores also died in the initial impact. All of the victims were from North Carolina.

One twelve-year-old who was in the vehicle suffered life threatening injuries and was medically evacuated by helicopter to the Medical College of Virginia.

Three other children, ages 3, 8 and 12 were taken to the Medical College of Virginia by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The Virginia State Police accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to assist in the on-going investigation.

All next of kin notifications have been made.

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