Louisa County remembers student-athlete who died in weekend car crash
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- "A great person who didn't deserve what happened to him,” said one of Chase Luck's friends.
Louisa County is mourning the sudden loss of Chase Luck, a Louisa County High School student who died in a car crash late Friday night.
The Virginia State Police said Luck was in an SUV with four classmates on Bibb Store Road when the SUV went off the road, hit two trees, and caught on fire.
Investigators believe speed was a factor, but not alcohol.
Luck, a member of the high school's baseball team, died on the scene. Four other students were injured.
On Monday, friends added to a memorial at the site of the crash.
Louisa County Public Schools Superintendent Doug Straley said Luck was a positive, bright spirit.
"He just gave that vibe of hope and kindness, and certainly he will be missed, but his legacy will live on as we continue to promote kindness and promote joy. Just all things Chase Luck did for this community and this school," he said.
Straley said counselors are available and staff is on alert as students digest the shock.
"We call ourselves Team LCPS. Certainly, when you lose a member of your community, a member of your family, it hurts. And that's what we're here today for is to make sure as we hurt as we grieve, we take care of each other, we hug each other, we embrace one another, and we look after each other," he said.
The driver, who has not been identified, is facing charges of reckless driving and driving outside of passenger restrictions.