Police: Former Jamestown High School student dies in fiery crash in Prince Edward County

Staff writer

A Williamsburg man died Friday morning in a fiery car crash in Prince Edward County.

Alexander McNeely Byrne, 22, died when the 2009 Audi A4 he was a passenger in ran off the road and hit a tree before it caught fire, according to a Virginia State Police news release. Byrne was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the car, Tristan William Goering, 21 of Williamsburg, was driving westbound on Route 665 in Prince Edward County immediately before the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was seriously injured in the crash, the release said.

Goering and two unidentified men in the car were taken to a nearby hospital, according to the release.

Goering and Byrne were class of 2015 graduates of Jamestown High School, according to Williamsburg-James City County School Division records.

State police are investigating the crash and criminal charges are pending, according to the release.

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