1 dead, 5 injured in crash on Mercury Boulevard


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police are warning drivers to avoid the area around the intersection of East Mercury Boulevard and Woodland Road due to a fatal crash.

Hampton Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amanda Moreland said one woman is dead and four others were transported to the hospital as a result of the two-vehicle crash.

Three of the five people injured are children, Moreland said. The woman and the four others were all traveling in one vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was treated on-scene.

Police said several people were on-scene when first responders arrived around 6 p.m., but it’s not clear if they were witnesses or if they stopped to render aid.

Moreland emphasized the road is closed for an extended period of time, so drivers should avoid the area.

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