VSP: One person, horse killed in Scott County crash; driver injured

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SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – One person and a horse died Monday morning following a crash in Scott County.

According to the Virginia State Police, a 2008 Hyundai Accent was headed south on Route 23 near the 7-mile marker at 4 a.m. when it hit a horse in the roadway.

VSP says a passenger, Jackson C. Harless Jr., 44, of Pennington Gap, died at the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt.

According to VSP, the driver, Jackson C. Harless, 66, of Pennington Gap, was transported to the Bristol Regional Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. VSP says he was wearing his seatbelt.

VSP also said the horse was killed instantly in the crash.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

This is a developing story, and more details are expected soon. Stay with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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