Nelson County, Virginia
A mother was killed late Thursday night and her 9-10 month old infant remains in the hospital after a tragic crash just west of Shipman. Another passenger remains in critical condition. Nelson County Sheriff, David Brooks, tells NCL that Mary Beth Sprouse, in her early 20’s, of Shipman was killed when she lost control of the car she was driving. “The crash happened around 10:30 Thursday night. 17 year old Nick Wright of the Phoenix area of Nelson was also injured,” says Sheriff Brooks. Mary Sprouse was the driver.
“The 9 to 10 month old infant received a skull fracture and injuries to the spine, but should make a good recovery, according to medical reports,” continued Sheriff Brooks.
The infant was in a car seat but had to be cut out of the car for rescue. Helicopter Medivac units helped transport the injured from the scene.
Another Nelson County resident was killed during the early morning hours the next day in an unrelated crash. 39-year-old Nikki Renee Patterson of Afton, was killed along Plank Road in Albemarle County around 5AM Friday. NBC-29 has the details of that crash here.