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Two-car collision in Chesapeake sends four to hospital

CHESAPEAKE - Officials believe excessive speed was the cause of a two-vehicle accident in Chesapeake Monday that sent four people to the hospital.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Big Branch Road (County Road 31) and Winters Road.

The Chesapeake-Union Township Volunteer Fire Department was the first responder to the accident with Burlington Fayette Fire Department and Chesapeake Police Department and two SEOEMS squads at the scene.

Chesapeake Police Officer Jason Montgomery said a PT Cruiser driven by Michael Christian, 16, of Chesapeake was traveling eastbound at the time of the accident when his vehicle struck the vehicle of Leslie C. Wilks of Chesapeake who was traveling on Big Branch Road.

Wilks was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Christian and two juvenile passengers in the PT Cruiser driven by Christian were also transported to the hospital.

Montgomery said it looked apparent from the skid marks that the crash was a result of excessive speed.

Eyewitnesses said that the PT Cruiser was going too fast around the curve into Chesapeake.

The conditions of those involved in the crash was not readily available.