A harrowing fatal car crash occurred late Friday night in Hot Springs, Virginia, leaving a young passenger dead and the driver seriously injured.
The Virginia State Police reported that the incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. when a single motor vehicle failed to negotiate a left-hand turn, eventually careening off the roadway and crashing into a tree.
The deceased passenger, whose identity has yet to be released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital, where they are being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Virginia State Police are still investigating the accident and have not released any further details at this time.
The tragedy of this fatal car accident highlights the need for increased safety measures on the roads in Hot Springs and beyond. Drivers are urged to exercise due diligence and caution when traversing the roadway, in order to avoid similar incidents in the future.