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Damages Heavy In Crash

Estimated damages totaled $9,000 as a result of a two-vehicle crash in the Centerville area of South Boston Thursday morning, according to town police.

Lt. D. W. Barker said a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by 45-year-old Greta Alderson of Vernon Hill was attempting to make a right turn from the Centerville Shopping Center parking lot onto Powell Road, pulled into the path of and was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by 65-year-old W. D. McLean of Halifax.

Barker said investigating Officer T. B. White reported McLean was slightly injured in the crash, which occurred at 8:45 a.m. Thursday on Powell Road, 100 feet west of its intersection with Halifax Road.

White estimated damages at $3,000 to the Explorer and $6,000 to the Silverado. She charged Alderson with driver inattention.

A Halifax woman and a Scottsburg man were charged following a three-vehicle crash Monday evening, state police said.

Trooper R. T. Ridgeway reported a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by 24-year-old Kevin J. Newcomb of Clover braked for a slow turning vehicle and was struck from behind by a 2003 Honda Accord driven by 40-year-old Krystal L. Young of Halifax.

Ridgeway said a 2002 Nissan pickup driven by 19-year-old Robert M. Franklin III of Scottsburg was traveling behind the Honda and veered to the left in an attempt to miss hitting the Honda but still struck it in the rear.

None of the three drivers was injured, the trooper reported.

The crash occurred at 5:15 p.m. Monday on Route 614, eight-tenths of a mile north of Route 716.

Ridgeway estimated damages at $250 to the Chevrolet pickup, $4,500 to the Honda and $3,000 to the Nissan pickup. He charged Young and Franklin with following too closely.