Imagine the serenity of the woods and the tranquility of sitting by the pond and it all taken away in a matter of seconds by a faulty accelerator. That is what the Virginia State Police Department are investigating in Clintwood, Virginia this morning at a local campground site. A fatal accident occurred at the Pond River Campground in Dickerson County when two women were struck by an automobile while sitting near a fire pit.
The Virginia State Police shared that a 2009 Jeep Cherokee hit the two women and then continued into the Pond River. Witnesses told the investigating officers that the vehicle’s accelerator stuck as it was pulling into the campsite.
Norma Jean Kendrick of Clintwood died at the scene and Georgia Mullins of Clintwood was treated for minor injuries. The female driver of the vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in Bristol, Virginia.
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