A major accident occurred on Rt. 13 in Northampton County Wednesday night.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. 911 dispatched units from Cape Charles, Machipongo, Nassawadox, Exmore to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Old Plantation Road and Lankford Highway near Oak Grove, involving a single vehicle that was traveling northbound.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, that was operated by Lakeisha Stewart, 33yr old female of Louisburg, North Carolina. Stewart’s vehicle hydroplaned and ran off the right side of the northbound lanes of Rt. 13 and overturned. There were 4 other passengers in the vehicle. Two of these passengers were children that were in the rear cargo area of the SUV and were unrestrained. A 10 year old female and a 3 year old female. These two children were ejected out of the back glass of the SUV. The children were transported by EMS to Children of the Kings Daughters hospital with minor injuries.
The front seat passenger and mother of the two children was Crystal Williams, also of Louisburg, North Carolina. Williams was not ejected and suffered non life threatening injuries. The other passenger in the rear back seat, a 27 year old female of Philadelphia PA, was not ejected and also suffered non life threatening injuries.
Lakeisha Stewart was charged with failing to stay within the confines of the highway. Also the trooper will be following up on charging the driver also with failing to secure the children, but no charges have been placed as of yet.