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Nathalie Resident Killed In Saturday Accident

A 25-year-old Nathalie man became the county’s first fatality of the year when he was killed in a Saturday afternoon wreck on State Route 667, one-half mile north of Route 649 in northern Halifax County.

According to Virginia State Police First Sgt. J. N. Lane, Obrian A. Davis of Pumping Hill Road, Nathalie was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected some 20 feet when the 2001 Chevy Impala he was driving ran off the right side of the road, lost control and ran off the left side and overturned at approximately 1:15 p.m.

According to a report filed by investigating State Trooper K. R. Martin, Davis was airlifted from the scene and later pronounced dead.

An investigation into the accident is continuing, Sgt. Lane said.

Earlier Saturday morning, Tracy Clinton Owens, 41, of Portsmouth was injured in a single vehicle accident that occurred on Route 58, 150 feet east of State Route 703.

Sgt. Lane said Owens was driving a 2003 Nissan Sentra when he ran off the left shoulder, overcorrected and ran off the right shoulder overturning and coming to rest on its top.

Owens, three teenage passengers and 57-year-old Frances E. Owens were injured in the wreck and transported to Halifax Regional Hospital.

Investigating State Trooper S. M. Krantz charged Owens with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle.

Damages to the 2003 Nissan Sentra were estimated at $1,000, according to the report filed by Krantz.