Crash On Blue Ridge Pkwy Kills Toddler

Virginia State Police are investigating an early Wednesday morning crash that killed a child on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Police say the single-vehicle crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. near Afton Mountain.

An Audi SUV heading south on the parkway crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the road.

It went down an embankment and overturned at least once before it came to rest about 80 feet below the parkway.

The driver, 23-year-old Miles Griffin, suffered minor injuries and two adult passengers were seriously injured.

Two-year-old Jaxson King of Waynesboro was in the back seat in a child safety seat; however, that seat was not belted into the vehicle and he was thrown from the SUV.

He died at Augusta Health.

Police say Griffin has been charged with reckless driving.

The crash is still under investigation.

NGIC Opens Childcare Center

The U.S. Army's National Ground Intelligence Center and Fort Belvoir invited military personnel and community members in to celebrate the grand opening a child development center Wednesday.

The new Rivanna Station Child Development Center will provide daycare services for children whose parents work at the Rivanna Station or attend the JAG school.

Children between the ages of six weeks and five years are welcome.

Along with physical activity, the kids will be challenged by a strict learning curriculum to prepare them for kindergarten.

The facility will open four classrooms Monday.

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