GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police (VSP) is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning, Feb. 11.
The vehicle was being pursued by the Giles County Sheriff’s Office before it crashed.
The car, a 1998 Chevrolet Prizm, was traveling west on Route 460 about a half-mile west of Route 61 at high speeds, when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a ditch, and overturned.
Due to impact, the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail, fell down the hillside, coming to a stop on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Route 460.
The driver, 35-year-old Rebel Hodges, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene. The passenger, 33-year-old Shaddai Boyer, was wearing a seatbelt during the crash and was transported for treatment of serious injuries.
VSP says, no law enforcement made contact with the vehicle.
WFXR will update you with any new information as it is released.