UPDATE: Driver of Halifax County crash that killed two teens is identified, speed determined a factor

UPDATED January 4 — From State Police: Based on the extensive investigation conducted by Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Williamson into the Dec. 22, 2106, fatal crash in Halifax County, the driver of the 2008 Honda Civic has been identified as Casey N. Pulliam. Also, it has been confirmed that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The crash investigation remains ongoing. Pulliam, 16, of South Boston, Va., was one of two killed in the crash that occurred at 10:47 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 22), on Bethel Road less than a mile east of Route 626 in Halifax County. The Honda was traveling west on Bethel Road when it ran off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. The vehicle continued and then struck several trees. All three occupants were ejected from the car. Pulliam and Olivia G. Noblin, 16, of Scottsburg, Va., were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A third occupant, a 16-year-old male of Scottsburg, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was then transported to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was treated and released.

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Previously: At 10:47 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 22), Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Williamson was called to a single-vehicle crash on Bethel Road less than a mile east of Route 626 in Halifax County. A 2008 Honda Civic was traveling west on Bethel Road when it ran off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. The vehicle continued and then struck several trees. Two female passengers died at the scene – Olivia G. Noblin, 16, of Scottsburg, Va., and Casey N. Pulliam, 16, of South Boston, Va. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. This investigation remains ongoing to determine the cause and driver of the vehicle, as all three occupants were ejected.

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