Speed investigated as contributing factor in fatal Scott County crash
One person is dead and another was seriously injured during a crash that happened in Scott County on Friday evening. According to Virginia State Police, the accident happened on Route 713 just a mile West of Route 637.
A vehicle reportedly ran off the right side of the road, struck a boulder and embankment, and overturned. The driver, who is from Kingsport, TN, was seriously injured. The passenger, Corey C. Haygood, 31, of Church Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both men were wearing a seat belt and excessive speed is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash. VSP says charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.