17-year-old killed in Henry County moped accident

POSTED: 03:38 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013    UPDATED: 04:33 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013 
HENRY CO., Va. -

A 17-year-old moped driver was killed Thursday in an accident with a wrecker in Henry County.

Matthew Thompson of Henry was driving north on Route 687 when a wrecker tried to pass his moped. According to Virginia State Police Thompson was hit when he turned left and into the path of the wrecker.

The accident happened around 1 p.m., about 1.5 miles north of Route 58 in Henry County.

Thompson was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he died from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.