Hit-and-run leaves 2 teenagers in critical condition; driver sought

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LOUISA, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that involved 5 people and left two teenagers in critical condition. 

“Everybody just is shocked at what happened,” said the teenagers’ family member Anatoly Mikutin. “In the matter of one second everything has been changed dramatically.”

On Saturday, Dec. 1, around 5:40 p.m., state troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Route 33 (Jefferson Highway), 1/4 mile east of Route 635 (Willow Brook Road). 

An investigation revealed a 2012 Dodge Charger driven by a male, was traveling westbound on Route 33 when he crossed the center line coming into a curve and struck a 2012 Scion head-on. 

“It was the same routine, the girls were driving to the church,” Mikutin said.

The male driver of the Charger ran away and is still being sought by police.

Two male passengers were transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Only one of those males were wearing their seat belt. 

“I guess we have to live with it,” Mikutin said. “It’s sad, yeah.”

Police say the driver of the Scion, a female, 19 years of age in addition to two passengers, a 16-year-old and a 5-month-old infant were also transported for treatment of serious injuries.

“Doctors don’t know how long will it take to heal, but she (Natalie) is not responding to the verbal commands,” said Mikutin.

A family member said Natalie and Inna are hospitalized at MCV and have undergone several surgeries. 

Both teenagers were not wearing a seat belt. The infant was properly restrained in a child safety seat. 

“Can not be described by words, the feeling we have, just still is kind of denial,” Mikutin said. “We can not believe what happened.”

The investigation into this crash remains ongoing.  

Charges are pending at this time.  

A GoFundMe account has been made to help with the medical expense. 

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