State Police: Man killed in Wise County, VA crash


One man was killed and another seriously injured following a crash Monday morning in Wise County, Virginia.

The Virginia State Police reported the wreck occurred on Route 643, Redwine Road- located in the Hurricane community of Wise- just after 5:20 a.m.

A pickup truck driven by Christopher T. Covell, 47, of Wise, was traveling southbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Covell was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.

A passenger, Ricky W. Niece, 36, also of Wise, was transported to a Johnson City hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.