GILES COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Giles County Sheriff’s Office has provided more information on the car chase that led to one death on Saturday, Feb 11.

Officials say the incident began at 2:21 that morning when a deputy attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop of a 1998 Chevrolet Pizm pulled over at Light and Sons Service Station.

As the deputy began to approach the car, the driver quickly sped out of the parking lot. A vehicle pursuit then ensued. A Pearisburg Police Officer was also in the area and joined in to assist, and both the officer and the deputy attempted to catch the vehicle as it traveled through the Town of Narrows at high speeds.

Officials say neither the deputy nor the officer was able to get close enough to witness the Chevrolet Pizm lose control, but they were able to determine that the vehicle had crashed by the debris they found in the roadway on westbound Rt. 460.

After conducting a search of the area, officers and deputies located the crashed vehicle at the bottom of the bluff on the eastbound side of Rt. 460. Law enforcement initiated CPR and called for EMS.

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.