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Teen killed, another injured in Tuesday night accident

Charges are pending against a 17-year-old Virgilina resident as a result of a wreck that killed another 17-year-old Tuesday night in Halifax County.

The wreck occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Buckshoal Road, one mile east of U.S. 58, according to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper D.L. Hughes.

Hughes stated in his report that a teenager was driving a 2006 Toyota Matrix westbound toward Route 58 when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

A passenger, Charlie J. Phillips Jr. of Virgilina, died at the scene. The driver was injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to a press release issued by Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Gellar.