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Police Cruiser, Tahoe Collide

Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin is investigating a Monday morning crash involving a South Boston Police cruiser and a Chevrolet Tahoe.

According to preliminary reports, EMS personnel transported T.C. Leggett to Halifax Regional Hospital after the Tahoe he was driving collided with a 2004 Dodge Intrepid police cruiser driven by South Boston Police Officer R. L. Lawson.

South Boston Police Lt. D. W. Barker confirmed Officer Lawson sustained a minor injury, and a fellow officer transported him to the hospital where he was treated and released.

The crash occurred around 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Halifax Road and Golf Course Road.

No further information was available as of press time Tuesday.

Neither driver was injured, but an infant was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in South Boston, town police reported.

Lt. Barker said a 2005 Hyundai SUV driven by 27-year-old Nick Alexakix of Halifax was turning left on a green arrow signal from the parking lot of a shopping center onto Halifax Road when a 1995 Ford Ranger driven by 57-year-old Donald Logan of Halifax ran the red light and struck the Hyundai in the driver’s side.

The infant was a passenger in the Hyundai, Barker said. No further information was available on the child’s condition as of press time Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 10:25 a.m. Monday on Halifax Road at the traffic signal at the entrance to Halifax Square Shopping Center.

Barker said investigating Officer C. M. Mann estimated damages at $1,500 to each vehicle and charged Logan with failure to yield the right of way.

No one was injured in a pair of two-vehicle accidents Thursday afternoon, according to Lt. Barker.

A 2005 Ford Freestar minivan driven by 30-year-old Jonathan Chandler of Halifax was traveling eastbound on Edmunds Street and was struck in the side by a 1988 Toyota pickup truck driven by 36-year-old Dwayne Long of Clover, Barker said. The Toyota pickup was traveling southbound on Watkins Avenue, he added.
The crash occurred at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Edmunds Street and Watkins Avenue.

Barker said investigating officer Cpl. W. M. Garner estimated damages to each vehicle at $2,000, and she charged Long with failure to yield the right of way.

A 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by 61-year-old Judy Yarbrough of South Boston was turning right from Glendale Drive onto Porter Lane and was struck in the right side by a 1997 Mazda driven by 26-year-old Jonathan Beauzieux, also of South Boston, Lt. Barker said.

The accident occurred at 1:49 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Glendale Drive and Porter Lane.

Barker said Cpl. Garner, who investigated the crash, estimated damages at $1,800 to the Lumina and $2,000 to the Mazda. She charged Beauzieux with driver inattention.

Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning, according to state police.

Trooper K. R. Martin reported a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 20-year-old Mary E. James of Powhatan pulled into the path of a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by 24-year-old Amy F. Torian of Scottsburg. Martin said the Corolla struck the Malibu.

The crash occurred at 10 a.m. Thursday on Route 360, 200 feet west of U.S. 360.

Trooper Martin estimated damages for each vehicle at $2,000, and he charged James with failure to yield the right of way.