PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — A Rockingham County family is mourning the loss of a 13-year-old boy who was killed after authorities said a deer went through a truck’s windshield.
Officials said Mason Carter died Friday night on U.S. Route 311 in Pittsylvania County, Va. near Danville.
Carter was a seventh grade student at Western Rockingham County Middle School in Madison.
“He was a good friend and excellent student at our school,” the school said in a prepared statement.
School officials said a crisis response team was on hand Saturday to respond to the emotional needs of students and staff during a make-up day.