A Powhatan County woman was charged with reckless driving after state police said she triggered a three-vehicle crash late Sunday that killed one and injured eight others.
Killed was Michael Lloyd Eggleston, 58, of Powhatan, state police said.
Police said they responded at 10:05 p.m. for a report of a wreck in the 4700 block of U.S. 60, also known as Anderson Highway, in Powhatan.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a Hyundai Elantra was heading west on U.S. 60 when the driver slowed to make a left turn.
A 2012 Ford Fusion also heading west struck the Elantra from behind, police said. Angelina N. Brooks, 19, was the driver and sole occupant of the Fusion.
The Elantra was then struck by an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck. The impact caused the pickup and Elantra to run off the right side of the eastbound lane into trees.
Meanwhile, the Fusion ran off the road to the right and spun around, coming to rest partially in the road, police said.
The driver of the Elantra, later identified as Eggleston, died of injuries suffered in the crash while being taken to a hospital.
A 14-year-old sitting in a back passenger seat was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
All seven occupants of the F-150 sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Brooks was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.