Woodstock, Va., is about 30 miles south of Winchester in Shenandoah County.
Attempts to contact Hayes' family on Wednesday were unsuccessful. The funeral home in Winchester where Hayes' body was taken confirmed he died as a result of an automobile accident.
State police spokeswoman Karen Simsen said Tuesday the name of the driver would not be released because he was a minor and was involved in the commission of a felony.
The pursuit of Hayes began at 12:13 a.m. when Senior Trooper Carl Mahood saw two vehicles run a red light at the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and Industrial Boulevard. When Mahood tried to pull over the cars, one turned into the Sheetz store on Edwin Miller Boulevard and the one driven by Hayes speeded up.
Hayes crashed into the tow truck at the intersection of North Queen Street Extended and Eagle School Road, according to police. The driver and a passenger in the truck were treated for minor injuries.
The 1989 Sterling 827 SL Hayes was driving had been reported stolen Nov. 12 in Winchester, according to state police. The identity of the driver of the car that pulled into Sheetz had not been determined, police said.
Humphrey said state police will review the incident.
"Everything has to be documented and reviewed by the superintendent's staff," he said.
Humphrey said Mahood's actions are not under investigation and he remains on duty.