Rollover accident prompts med flight of injured child

Published 3:32 pm Monday, December 9, 2019

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Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg County which resulted in life threatening injuries of a juvenile in addition to serious injuries of an adult who has been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), said a representative for the department.

Trooper J.R. Davis is investigating the crash that occurred at 10:02 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, on Mays Road/Route 666, less than a mile south of Route 626, said Corinne N. Geller, the state police’s public relations director.

A 1986 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling north on Mays Road/Route 666, when it ran off the left side of the road, as it came into a curve, Geller said via email.

“The vehicle then crossed back over the road, ran off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a tree,” the email continued.

The driver, Wesley E. Tucker Jr., 38 of Victoria, was transported to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, Geller said.

A 6-year-old male passenger was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned across the roadway, she said.

The juvenile, whose name was not released, was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, Geller said.

Tucker was arrested and charged with DUI, Geller said.

Geller said no additional information was available at the time.