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Community rallies around Warhill track star critically injured in accident

Community rallies around Warhill track star critically injured in accident

The Spence family thought they'd be watching their Warhill track star racing at the regional track meet Thursday.

Instead, they have barely left Juan Spence's bedside at the MCV hospital at Virginia Commonwealth University. It's been a sleepless week, Juan's uncle Kelly Spence said.

On Monday, the car Juan was riding in with his friend Ruben Davila rolled, coming to a stop on its roof — and on Juan. Police said the 17-year-old passenger was pinned underneath the 2016 Mazda; officers pointed to speed and wet roads as contributors to the crash.

The students were less than a half-mile from Warhill High School, where their last class of the...

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