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Snowstorm Takes A Toll On Motorists

The snow that began Friday and fell on Halifax County through Saturday took its toll on motorists on county roads, according to state police. First Sergeant J. N. Lane said troopers in Halifax and Charlotte counties investigated 14 property damage accidents and two personal injury accidents, and they assisted 38 motorists from Friday through Sunday.

Virginia State Troopers responded to over 4,000 calls statewide over the weekend, according to state police officials in Richmond.

A Skipwith man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon, state police said.

Trooper A. D. Dishman reported 26-year-old Matthew P. Crawley Jr. was injured when the 1985 Lincoln Town Car he was driving ran off the left side of the road. Crawley overcorrected, the car ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, Dishman said.

EMS personnel transported Crawley to Halifax Regional Hospital, the trooper said.

A hospital spokesperson said Crawley was treated and released.

The accident occurred at 4 p.m. Friday on Route 360, two-tenths of a mile east of Route 344.

Dishman estimated damage to the Lincoln at $2,500, and she charged Crawley with reckless driving. 

A South Boston teen was slightly injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday evening, state police said.

Trooper S. M. Krantz reported the 16-year-old was slightly injured when the 1997 Ford F-150 he was driving ran off the right shoulder. The teen driver overcorrected, and the truck ran off the left shoulder, struck a ditch, flipped over several times coming to rest on its wheels, Krantz said.

The accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. Monday on Route 659 at its intersection with Route 860.

The youth was not transported to the hospital, and Trooper Krantz charged him with reckless driving-failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle.

No one was injured in three additional single-vehicle crashes, according to state police.

Trooper Dishman reported a 2000 Ford Mustang driven by 19-year-old Shawn M. Lloyd of Vernon Hill attempted to go up a grade, spun on the ice, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

The accident occurred at 4:40 p.m. Friday on Route 360, one-tenth of a mile east of Route 622.

Trooper Dishman estimated damage to the Mustang at $4,000. No charges were filed against Lloyd.

Trooper R. T. Ridgeway reported a 2005 Nissan pickup driven by 26-year-old Cameron W. Davis of Lynchburg slid off the right side of the icy road, ran off the right side and struck a tree.

The crash occurred at 11:50 p.m. Friday on Route 699, three-fourths of a mile south of Highway 58.

Trooper Ridgeway estimated damages to the Nissan pickup at $3,500. No charges were filed.

Ashley M. Padgett, 20, of Red Oak was driving a 2007 Ford and lost control on the icy road, Trooper Ridgeway reported. The car ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

The crash occurred at 8:30 Sunday night on Route 658, two-tenths of a mile south of Route 738.

Trooper Ridgeway estimated damage to the car at $4,000. No charges were filed.