PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Prince George Police responded to a crash involving a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Monday, and have since released an update saying the five-year-old child, who was originally injured in the crash, has died.
“Emersyn Sweitzer was such a bright and shining light in the lives of anyone who knew her,” Principal Lori Stidham of West End Christian School said in a statement on Tuesday, “I am thankful for the joy she brought to the lives of so many people. We all grieve alongside her family and pray for God’s comfort and peace during this tragic time.”
On Feb. 21, around 5:40 p.m., Prince George County Police (PGCP) was called to the 10700 block of Hines Road for a UTV crash with injuries.
Responding officers found her unresponsive at the scene. She was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC).
Later Monday, she died from her injuries sustained in the crash, according to police. She was a passenger of the vehicle.
The investigation by Prince George County Police revealed that the UTV was traveling on the residence’s driveway when it veered off the left side, striking the ditch line abruptly. She was ejected from the vehicle.
This incident is still under investigation by police.