Three dead identified after driver hits tree in Halifax County

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Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT
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HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Francisco J. Chavez, 19 of San Benito, Texas, was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

Victor H. Mata, 20 of Mission, Texas, was a passenger in the vehicle who also was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

Another passenger, Joaquin Chavez, Jr., 20 of San Benito, Texas, was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

Speeding is believed to be a potential cause of the crash.

EARLIER STORY: Virginia State Police say three people were killed in a crash in Halifax County Tuesday morning.

Police say the crash occurred in the 4000 block of James D. Hagood Hwy.

The driver of a vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree.

No names have been released.