The Virginia State Police reported the wreck occurred on Route 643, Redwine Road- located in the Hurricane community of Wise- just after 5:20 a.m.
A pickup truck driven by Christopher T. Covell, 47, of Wise, was traveling southbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Covell was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.
A passenger, Ricky W. Niece, 36, also of Wise, was transported to a Johnson City hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The crash is still under investigation.