Babysitter charged in crash that caused child to be med flighted in Powhatan

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Posted by Brandon Jarvis

On Wednesday afternoon at around 2 p.m. the Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the vicinity of the 5000 block of Old Buckingham Road.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the female driver of a Ford sedan was traveling eastbound on Old Buckingham road.  The Ford vehicle approached a mail carrier vehicle and attempted to pass that vehicle on the left side.  The mail carrier driver was making a left turn resulting in both vehicles colliding and overturning.
The female driver of the Ford sedan and two minor children were not seat belted.  One child was transported by Med Flight for treatment of serious injuries.  The driver and the other child was transported by ambulance for treatment of minor to serious injuries.  The driver of the mail carrier sustained minor injuries and was checked at the scene, but was not transported.
The driver of a 2007 Ford Fusion that was involved in the two vehicle crash on Old Buckingham Road has been identified as Sandra R. Petty, 29, of Powhatan,Va.  Petty is the babysitter to the two children that were injured in this crash.
Petty has been charged with Reckless driving and 2 seat belt violations.

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