Community Reacts to Mount Solon Crash

MOUNT SOLON, Va. (WHSV)-- 22 year-old Steven Brooks, died at the scene of the crash. State police say the 22-year-old was driving on Lacey Spring Road last night around 9 p.m. when he ran off the road..hitting a tree.

Brooks died at the scene, after being thrown from the vehicle. Three other people were inside the car. One was flown to UVA medical center, and the other two were taken to Sentara RMH. Their conditions have not been released.

According to state police, alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Friends of Brooks were shocked to hear the news of the car crash. They say he was a good man and taken away from them, too soon.

Leigh Henderson was best friends with Brooks. She says she was with Brooks right before he died Through tears, Henderson says she still can't believe Brooks was killed. She says she will always remember his smile and his personality.

"He was a very funny person, he was outgoing. He loved to make people laugh and smile, even when he was upset, he was still smiling,' said Henderson, 'I love him so much and miss him so much and wish I could just hold him one more time."

Three other passengers were taken to hospital, and their conditions have not been released yet.This story will be updated when those factors are released. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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