UPDATE: Brookville High School student killed in Appomattox Co. crash

UPDATE: The Brookville High School community is mourning the loss of a student. State Police confirmed today that 17-year-old Robert “Skyler” McConville was killed early Sunday morning when the pickup truck he was driving ran off Promise Land Road in Appomattox County and overturned several times. McConville was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

From State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper T.J. Morgan is investigating a fatal crash in Appomattox County. The crash occurred May 6, 2018, at 5:44 a.m. on Promise Land Road approximately 50 feet east of Narrow Passage Road. A 1999 Toyota Tacoma was traveling east on Promise Lane Road when it crossed the center-line and ran off the left side of the highway. The vehicle over-corrected, which caused it to cross back over the road and run off the right side of the road. The vehicle then overturned several times. The driver, Robert S. McConville, 17, of Forest, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

PREVIOUS: Brookville High School’s Facebook page says a student died early Sunday in an automobile accident. The school identifies him as Robert “Skyler” McConville, a junior at the Campbell County School.

From Brookville High School: We are saddened to inform our Brookville family that Robert “Skyler” McConville, a Junior at Brookville High School, passed away early Sunday morning due to a car accident. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. School counselors will be available Monday for any students in need of assistance.

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