On Tuesday afternoon, a three car accident sent four people to local hospitals. Two of the people involved in the crash were airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center.
At approximately 4 pm, a Jetta hit a Grand Cherokee on West Beverly Street in front of the Food Lion. According to the Staunton Police Department, the Jeep then slammed into another car which was pulling out of the grocery store parking lot.
The two people in the Jetta were airlifted away from the accident, while the driver of the Grand Cherokee and other vehicle were taken by an ambulance. A 10 year old boy was also riding in the Grand Cherokee, but fortunately he only suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Witnesses have said that the driver of the Jetta was speeding. The Virginia State Police accident reconstruction team is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause.