- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

CUMBERLAND, Va. (AP) - Two teenage sisters have been found dead after their car ran off the road and into the Willis River, swollen from recent heavy rain.

News outlets report that 16-year-old Michaela B. Woodson and 14-year-old Tyauna D. Woodson were on their way to Cumberland High School on Wednesday morning when their car veered off the road at a river crossing and was swept away.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that a bumper and license plate were found on a bridge, raising concern that a vehicle had fallen into the river. The car was not immediately visible to first responders.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says divers found the vehicle about 2 p.m. She said Michaela Woodson was driving.

The crash remains under investigation.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide