On Saturday, August 24, the Virginia State Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Route 13, Lankford Highway, north of Merry Cat Lane.
At approximately 7:52 a.m., the driver of a 2010 Honda Pilot, Quanisha Bennett, ran off the road while traveling southbound on Route 13., overcorrected, and ran off the road way into a ditch, striking a culvert, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject a 5 month old child.
At the time of the accident, the infant, Ronald J. Bennett III, was not in a child safety seat. The infant was flown to CHKD, Norfolk, where he later died of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver, and three other passengers were taken to Riverside Shore Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
Speed nor alcohol were contributing factors in the accident.
No charges will be placed at this time.