A rural tradition as old as pickup trucks themselves claimed the lives of two southwestern Virginia teenagers over the Labor Day weekend. They were illegally riding in the bed of the truck when it crashed near Hillsville. A third passenger also died. Sgt. Michael T. Conroy of the Virginia State Police said that the third victim, 17-year-old Brianna Peak of Dugspur, Va., was in the truck’s cab but not wearing a seat belt and was ejected in the crash on Sunday in Carroll County, about two miles north of the North Carolina border. Six girls were riding in the truck. For more information, follow the link below.