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Van with 18 children involved in Loudoun Co. crash

Thursday - 5/5/2011, 7:18am  ET

STERLING, Va. (AP) - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident involving a car and a van carrying 18 children.

Authorities say the van rear-ended the car near the intersection of the Loudoun County Parkway and Waxpool Road on Tuesday evening. Eleven children were taken to a hospital with minor injuries and later released. Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell says the children _ aged 7 to 12 _ were taking part in an outing associated with a fitness center.

Troxell says the van's driver, Joyce Dick, was apparently frustrated after she felt she was cut off by the car. He says when the car stopped at the intersection, the van struck the car at a relatively low speed.

Dick has been charged with reckless driving. Troxell says additional charges are possible.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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