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Following too close charged in Sinai accident

A 30-year-old South Boston man was charged with following too close after a two-vehicle accident occurred Thursday at 3:40 p.m. on State Route 654, three-tenths of a mile north of State Route 659, according to a report filed by investigating State Trooper D. J. Cline.

Michael Leon Jefferson of Love Shop Park Road was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe when he struck the rear of a 1995 Chevrolet Beretta driven by 37-year-old Kevin L. Gosier of Sinai Road that had stopped in the traffic lane to make a left turn.

The impact of the crash knocked Gosier’s Beretta into a post, the report stated.

Jefferson was not injured, and Gosier was injured and transported to Halifax Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Damage to the Tahoe was estimated at $5,000, and damage to the Beretta was listed at $1,500. The post sustained $50 in damage.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, but both drivers faced charges following the wreck, according to Halifax authorities.

Halifax Town Police Officer W. R. Wilmoth investigated the wreck that occurred at 12:05 p.m. on North Main Street just north of Mountain Road. 

According to Wilmoth’s report, a 2007 GMC Envoy operated by 53-year-old Edward Owens of South Boston was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to turn left into the Pino’s Pizza parking lot. 

A 1997 Plymouth Voyager operated by 19-year-old Krystal Bradley-Britton of Halifax was travelling north on North Main and struck Owens’ vehicle in the rear on the passenger side. 

Wilmoth charged Owens with failing to give a turn signal, and he charged Bradley-Britton with following too close.  

Damage to Owens’ vehicle was estimated at $7,000, and damage to Bradley-Britton’s vehicle was estimated at $3,000.

On Saturday at 1:40 a.m., Town of Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby investigated a motor vehicle accident on Halifax Road in front of Halifax Country Club.  

According to his report, a 2008 Kenworth tractor operated by 50-year-old Jack L. Worleyd Jr. of Nathalie was travelling north on Halifax Road when a deer ran into his path causing about $1,200 damage to the truck’s front bumper.   No injuries were reported, and no charges were filed.

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