PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield County teen was killed following a crash in Prince George County Sunday night.
Authorities say that the crash occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 19000 block of James River Drive in the Burroughsville area of the county.
Crash Investigators say the vehicle was traveling west on James River Drive, ran off the roadway to the right, overcorrected, and crossed the center line where it was struck by a tractor-trailer that was hauling pigs on James River Drive.
Police later identified the driver of the vehicle as 17-year-old Henry Revere, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a student at Monacan High School in Midlothian. The principal of the school notified students and parents of Revere’s death Monday. In a voicemail left for parents the principal said:
“Several minutes ago we informed our student body about the passing of one of our fellow Chiefs. Henry Revere was a junior at Monacan and was killed in an auto accident last night. Henry was well-known and he will be missed.”
Revere was also a standout soccer player. The Monacan Athletics Booster Facebook page put out a statement that reads:
“We are very sad to have to share that one of our students and soccer stars, Henry Revere was killed last night in a auto accident. Please keep our Soccer team, our student body and most of all the Revere Family in your prayers!”
The school is providing grief counselors for as long as necessary.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash, although the entire bottom deck of pigs had to be euthanized.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.
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