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Child killed in UTV crash in Buchanan County


The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) crash that left one child dead and another hospitalized.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Route 647, about four miles south of Route 646. According to Corinne Geller with the VSP, the adult driver of a 2014 Polaris 900 RZR "ran off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and went over an embankment."

A seven-year-old boy was thrown from the UTV. He was taken to Buchanan General Hospital where he died later that evening.

A three-year-old boy was also hospitalized at Buchanan General Hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known.

The crash remains under investigation.

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