ESSEX, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police say speed is considered a factor in a fatal crash in Essex County on Monday.
The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Marcus Pitts.
The crash happened around 5:45 p.m in the 3000 block of Desha Road. Police say Pitts was driving east on Route 659 when his vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and struck a tractor-trailer hauling logs head-on. Pitts died at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. No charges will be filed.
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