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Teens injured in Sunday accident improving

The conditions of two 18-year-old teens who were seriously injured in a car wreck and transported to Duke University Medical Center Sunday afternoon are improving, according to a hospital spokesman.

Meghan Weatherford of Halifax was listed in good condition, and the condition of Jessica Terry of Vernon Hill had been upgraded from critical to serious condition as off press time Tuesday afternoon.

Charges are pending against Weatherford in the Sunday afternoon wreck that occurred in the 4000 block of Cluster Springs Road, according to Virginia State Police First Sgt. J. N. Lane.

 Weatherford was driving a 2008 Ford Mustang when she lost control, swerved off the right side of the road, overcorrected and came down an embankment, according to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper D. H. Hess. 

The vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest on its top, Hess said.

 Both teens were ejected from the Mustang.

 A 70-year-old Halifax woman was seriously injured in a wreck that occurred Friday afternoon on Highway 501, a half a mile north of State Route 628.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper D. W. Lacks, Myrta Reeves Murrow was driving a 1996 Mercury Sable when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

Murrow was transported to the hospital.

Lacks charged Murrow with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control. 

Damage to the Mercury was estimated at $1,500.