WOODLAWN — Virginia State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash on July 18 where a Carroll County ambulance was struck, resulting in an 8-year-old passenger being airlifted from the scene for medical treatment.
The crash occurred at approximately 4:12 p.m. According to the police report, a 2018 Ford Ambulance owned by Carroll County was traveling eastbound on U.S. 58 when it was struck by a 1999 Ford Ranger entering the roadway from Route 620 (Forrest Oak Road).
The driver of the ambulance, Leigh Ann Mitchell, 41, of Rural Retreat, and a crew passenger in the ambulance were both treated for minor injuries on scene.
The driver of the Ranger — Michael Kennedy, 38, of Woodlawn — was charged with failure to yield the right of way. Two juveniles were also riding in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and one was airlifted to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., for critical care.
Family members said the child is still hospitalized for treatment of a head injury and is making daily progress. Kennedy was treated for broken ribs.
In the report, state police said no adverse road conditions or impairment contributed to the crash.