The Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate the single vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a Magna Vista student.
The crash occurred Thursday, Nov 4, at 8:19 a.m. on Virginia 687, two tenths of a mile east of Virginia 1060 in Henry County, according to a release from the Virginia State Police.
A 2005 Honda Accord was traveling west on Virginia 687, when the vehicle run off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, then overturned.
The vehicle was driven by a 17-year-old male, who was wearing a seatbelt, and was transported to a local hospital.
There were three passengers in the vehicle: a 17- and a 14-year-old male, both were wearing their seatbelts. Both were transported to the hospital for injuries received in the crash, the release stated.
A third passenger, Nicholas James Pruitt, 17, of Axton, was wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene.
Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to the release.
According to reports, Pruitt was a senior at Magna Vista High School.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, from Salem, were summoned to help with the crash.