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6-Year-Old Girl Among 3 From New Jersey Family Killed in Virginia Crash

Everyone in the New Jersey family's car was wearing a seat belt, authorities said

What to Know

  • A 6-year-old girl, a 44-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from NJ died in a crash in Virginia last week; an 11-year-old boy was hurt
  • Police say another driver lost control of his vehicle and veered across the center line, striking the family head on; he had minor injuries
  • Charges are pending in the crash, authorities say; everyone involved had been wearing a seat belt

Charges are pending in a Virginia crash that killed three members of a family from New Jersey, including a 6-year-old girl, last week, authorities say. A young boy, the killed girl's brother, was the lone survivor from the family, according to a fundraising page. 

Gurmeet Singh, a 44-year-old from Carteret, was driving with his family on Route 340 in Page County Thursday afternoon when a 2008 Ford F-250 crossed the center line and hit them, Virginia State Police say. 

The driver of the Ford, 65-year-old Douglas Sours of Shenandoah, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the crash. 

Singh died at the scene. Two of his passengers -- 38-year-old wife Jasleen Kaur and their 6-year-old daughter, also died at the scene. An 11-year-old boy in their car, reported to be their son, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. All four of them were wearing seat belts. 

Friends of the family have raised nearly $200,000 on a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses and support the surviving child. 

"While nobody can ever fulfill the void in Yash's life, as friends and family, the least we can do is to come together and contribute our share for the medical expenses of Yash, funeral expenses of the family, and more importantly, contribute towards the future of Yash," the page says.

The investigation is ongoing. Virginia State Police provided no immediate update on the status of the 11-year-old or details on the charges Tuesday. 

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