Virginia State Police Trooper J.T. Haynes is investigating a three-vehicle crash in Franklin County that claimed the life of Halifax County native, 37-year-old Michael Priest of Huddleston.

The crash occurred at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday on Brooks Mill Road, approximately 4 miles north of Route 40. 

A box truck was traveling south on Brooks Mill Road when it sideswiped a southbound 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado then spun out and struck a southbound 2011 Lexus RX350. The box truck, meanwhile, continued southbound, crossed the centerline and struck head-on a northbound 2008 Honda Civic driven by Priest.

Priest died at the scene.  

The driver of the box truck was an adult male from Walford, Maryland.

The crash remains under investigation at this time, according to state police, who noted that charges are pending.

The son of South Boston dentist and oral surgeon Dr. James Priest and retired teacher Mary Eleanor Priest, Priest worked as a physician for Carillion Clinic, based in Roanoke.