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Caroline teen dies in Ladysmith crash

A Caroline County teenager was killed Thursday after she was struck by a car while walking across U.S. 1 in Ladysmith.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash site on the southbound lane on U.S. 1, just south of Deerfield Road, around 6:30 p.m.

According to State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar, the teenage girl was attempting to cross U.S. 1, but was struck by a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix as she was walking in the right travel lane. The car was traveling southbound, Molnar said.

The teen, identified as 17-year-old Mia McManus of Glen Cove Drive in Ruther Glen, was flown by helicopter to VCU Medical Center, where she later died.

McManus was a student at the Caroline Diversified Learning Center.

The 21-year-old female driver of Woodford was not injured, Molnar said.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the ongoing investigation.


  • Crystal Blount Gray

    Rest in peace Mia, we will miss you greatly and love you so very much.

  • gloria toler

    so how many more got to get killed before they do anything about this road..we have a tuning lane that stops before you get to the trailer park . don’t understand why you have a nice turning lane into a place that has no business in it but you could not make it a little longer for people turning in the trailer park. And you have a steep him that you can not see over so you just got to gun your car and wish for luck that nothing is coming from the south. Come on people either build the road up so people can see or put a light or flashing light there , we know the 45 mph is not working so let try something new. Just how many people has either die there or gotten hurt their?