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Damages extensive, one injured in wreck near county line

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 58 near Leggett Bottom Monday morning closed one westbound lane, sent a Danville man to the hospital and resulted in almost $70,000 in damages, state police said. Trooper A. D. Dishman reported 66-year-old Bobby M. Holland had to be extricated from the cab of the 1989 International S-Series tractor-trailer he was driving after it was struck by a 2005 Kia Sedona minivan driven by 38-year-old Lorrie Ann Brandon Chaney of Sutherlin.

Trooper Dishman said Chaney was in the left lane, and the tractor-trailer was in the right lane. Chaney lost control of the minivan, striking the tractor-trailer which jackknifed, lodging the minivan between the cab and trailer, the trooper said. The tractor-trailer pushed the minivan and came to rest on an embankment, she added.

The tractor-trailer, owned by Virginia-Carolina Homes, Inc., was hauling one part of a two-part modular home at the time of the crash.

The trooper said Chaney was slightly injured in the crash, and EMS personnel transported Holland to Halifax Regional Hospital.

The crash occurred at 9 a.m. Monday on Highway 58, one-half mile east of Route 656. VDOT officials closed one westbound lane to traffic while work crews cleared the roadway. The lane was reopened at 1:16 p.m.

Trooper Dishman estimated damages at $60,000 to the tractor-trailer and $8,000 to the minivan. She charged Chaney with improper passing.

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash in South Boston Monday afternoon, according to town police.
Lt. D. W. Barker said a 1993 Dodge Intrepid driven by 73-year-old Frances Jones of Skipwith and a 1999 Isuzu Trooper driven by 27-year-old Latoya Birch were both traveling northbound on Halifax Road. The Intrepid was in the median and crossed over to the right lane, striking the side of the Trooper, the lieutenant said.

The accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. Monday on Halifax Road, 150-feet north of Hamilton Boulevard.
Lt. Barker said the investigating officer, Cpl. T. B. White, estimated damages at $1,000 to the Intrepid and $2,000 to the Trooper. Cpl. White charged Jones with driver inattention.