NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Authorities say two women and a 3-year-old child have died after their vehicle struck a tree while traveling on an interstate in Virginia.

The Daily Press reports Olga Mondragon Briones was driving on Interstate 95 on Thursday and ran off the roadway, striking a tree head-on. Briones, Elizabeth Sanchez and 3-year-old Nelson Flores died upon impact.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says a 12-year-old occupant was flown to the Medical College of Virginia with injuries considered to be life-threatening.

The other three children, ages 3, 8 and 12, were taken to the Medical College of Virginia by ambulance. Their condition is unknown.

The Virginia State Police accident reconstruction team has been called to the scene to investigate.


Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/