HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One Hermitage High School student is dead and two others are in the hospital after police say they were involved in a crash in western Henrico County.
According to the Henrico County Division of Police, officers responded to the intersection of Olde West Drive and Kilcolman Drive at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, for a reported single-vehicle crash.
When they arrived, the officers found three teenage boys, all three of whom were taken to a local hospital. One of the boys died from his injuries in the hospital and the other two have injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Henrico Police confirmed two dogs were also killed while walking with their owner along the sidewalk on Olde West Drive when the vehicle lost control. The car hit the dogs and their owner was not injured.
Hermitage High School in Henrico will have counselors and additional resources for students during school hours.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.
This incident is still under investigation, anyone with information is asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000.