JONESVILLE - A single-vehicle accident early Monday morning claimed the life of a Jonesville man.
Thomas John Ely, 22, Route 1, Box 231, died at the scene of the 1:35 a.m. crash, which took place in the Hurricane section of Lee County, said a Virginia State Police spokesperson.
The official said Ely was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Gallant when he ran off the right side of Route 654, approximately 0.4 mile from Route 616, struck a tree, overturned and hit another tree.
Reckless driving was cited as a contributing factor to the crash. Ely was not wearing a seat belt.