A child is dead and his
mother seriously injured after their car slammed head-on into a tree in Augusta
The crash happened around
8:15 Saturday night on Route 720 near Dry Branch Road in Churchville.
State police say
32-year-old Stephanie Dudley from Staunton was driving her Ford Mustang when it
ran off the side of the road, through a fence, and then hit a tree.
She was flown to UVA
Medical Center with what are described as life-threatening injuries.
son, Karl Swanson Jr., died at the scene.
The cause of the crash is
still under investigation.
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