Floyd County teen dies in crash after vehicle strikes tree

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FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police says a teen is dead after her vehicle crashed into a tree on Route 221 early Sunday morning in Floyd County.

According to police, the crash occurred just after 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, on Route 221 just north of Route 761 in Floyd County.

The driver, 18-year-old Katerina Renee Higgins of Willis, was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree, according to Virginia State Police.

Higgins — who was not wearing a seatbelt — was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, police say.

The crash remains under investigation.

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