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Two victims airlifted in SoBo accident

A 42-year old South Boston man was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital, a 70-year old Halifax man was airlifted to Duke Medical Center, and another was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital following a collision in the Town of South Boston Saturday evening.

The accident occurred on River Road, 122 feet north of Wildflower Drive.

According to an accident report filed by Officer T. M. Carrington, Jeffrey Barnett of Webster Street, South Boston was driving a 1996 Pontiac Firebird when he collided with a 1994 Cadillac Deville driven by Thomas Graves of Crawford Road, Halifax.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, the report stated.

The Pontiac and Cadillac were declared total losses.

Barnett was airlifted to Lynchburg General, and Graves was airlifted to Duke following the accident. Graves’ passenger, 42-year old Henry Coleman, was taken by Patient Transport to Halifax Regional Hospital, according to the report.

Virginia State Police assisted South Boston Police Department at the scene, authorities said.

The wreck is under investigation, and charges are pending.

Also South Boston authorities are investigating a Saturday wreck that occurred at 2:19 p.m. at the intersection of Wilborn and First Street.

According to a report filed by investigating Officer T. W. Bush, Jeffrey Davis, 37, of Bold Springs Road was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer when it collided with a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 37-year-old Stacey Osborne of Wylliesburg.

Davis, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was charged with failure to yield right of way, the accident report stated.

Davis was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital along with one of his passengers, 31-year old Robert Davis.

A juvenile in Davis’ vehicle was not transported, according to the report.

Both vehicles were listed as total losses.

Virginia State Police also assisted South Boston Police Department at the scene.