NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Jace T. Jefferson, of Providence Forge, has been identified as the teen driver killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning, according to reports.
Jefferson, 18, was killed early Friday morning on US-60 in New Kent County, according to Virginia State Police.
According to the crash report, Jefferson was operating a vehicle on Pocahontas Trail near GW King Boulevard, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then collided with a grouping of trees.
Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
“The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that a 2012 Toyota Tacoma [driven by Jefferson] was traveling eastbound on Route 60 when he ran off road left striking several trees,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “Jefferson was not wearing his seat belt,” reports WTVR.
Investigators said it appeared driver fatigue played a role in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.
Geo quick facts: New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,429. Its county seat is New Kent. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region – Wikipedia.