One dead, nine taken to hospital after serious crash in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Nine people were sent to local hospitals following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Harpersville Road and Louise Drive.

According to Newport News Police, one man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Of the nine victims transported to the hospital, only one appeared to have serious injuries.

Eight people were riding in a Ford SUV, including four juveniles ages 7, 8, 11, and 16. Two adults were riding in a Chevrolet SUV.

The two people in the Chevrolet were taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital. Seven people in the Ford were taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Police have identified the person who died as 20-year-old Chucky Rodriguez, a passenger of the Ford from New York.

Officials say they conducted an investigation, which revealed that the Chevrolet was traveling on Harpersville Road when the Ford, traveling on Louise Drive, attempted to cross Harpersville Road without stopping for a stop sign. The cars collided, causing the Chevrolet to hit a tree and the Ford to spin around and flip onto its roof.

Police say an 18-year-old male was driving the Ford.

Five ambulances were requested to help remove a person who was trapped inside a vehicle.

Police say all people who were transported to local hospitals have been released.

The case will be reviewed with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine if anyone will be charged.

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