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No Injuries In School Bus Crash

No students were aboard Bus #140 Monday afternoon when it struck a car near South Boston Elementary School, according to town police.

Captain B. K. Lovelace reported the 2002 Thomas school bus driven by 29-year-old April Mitchell of Scottsburg was headed to South Boston Elementary School to pick up students for its first run when it struck the rear of a 2004 Chrysler Concorde driven by 50-year-old Patricia Guthrie of South Boston. Lovelace said the Chrysler was already in the left turn lane when the bus entered the left turn lane behind the car.

The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. Monday on Hamilton Boulevard, 30-feet from Farragut Avenue.

Lovelace said investigating Officer C. M. Mann estimated damages at $1,500 to each vehicle, and he charged Mitchell with reckless driving-failure to maintain proper control.

• No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash in South Boston Friday afternoon, town police said.

Captain Lovelace said a 2006 Jeep Cherokee driven by 70-year-old Harold Garrett of South Boston was traveling south on Route 501 and had slowed down when a 1991 Ford pickup driven by 50-year-old Timothy Wilmoth of Alton struck the SUV in the rear. The pickup was then struck in the rear by a 2001 Mercury driven by 74-year-old Dorothy Newark of Cluster Springs, the captain said.

The crash occurred at 12:15 p.m. on Route 501 at the Tucker C. Watkins Memorial Bridge.

Lovelace said investigating officer Cpl. S. L. Warf estimated damages at $1,000 to the Mercury, $300 to the Ford pickup and $100 to the Jeep Cherokee. No charges were filed.

• A 45-year-old South Boston man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning, state police said.

Trooper S. M. Krantz reported Ernest E. Sims was charged after the 1992 Mercedes he was driving struck a deer.

The trooper said Sims was not injured, and the deer fled the scene after being struck.

The accident occurred at 1:50 a.m. Saturday on Route 360, one-tenth of a mile east of Route 760.

Trooper Krantz estimated damage to the Mercedes at $1,500.

• Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday night, according to state police.

Trooper Krantz reported a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM driven by 34-year-old Twanda Y. Edwards of Brookneal had slowed to avoid striking a deer and was struck in the rear by a 2000 Dodge Neon driven by 36-year-old Barbara D. Coles of Nathalie.

The accident occurred at 6:50 p.m. Monday on Highway 501, two-tenths of a mile north of Route 761.

Krantz estimated damages at $2,000 to the Pontiac and $2,300 to the Dodge. He charged Coles with following too closely.

• A Halifax man was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning, state police said.

Trooper Krantz reported a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by 31-year-old Allen G. Fallen ran off the left shoulder of the road, struck a raised concrete pad, flipped over and came to rest on its right side. Fallen was not wearing a seat belt, Krantz reported.

The trooper said EMS personnel transported Fallen to Halifax Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. Monday on Route 360, one-tenth of a mile west of Route 654.

Krantz estimated damage to the SUV at $7,000 and charged Fallen with DUI.

• A North Carolina woman was charged with DUI following a single- vehicle crash Friday afternoon, according to state police.

Trooper P. W. Leath reported Casey N. Harris of Semora was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer and ran off the road to avoid hitting a deer. The SUV came back on the road, ran off the left side and overturned.

Harris, who was wearing a seat belt, was injured and transported to Halifax Regional Hospital by EMS personnel, Leath said. A hospital spokesperson said Harris was treated for her injuries and released.

The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday on Route 699, one-half mile north of Route 700.

Leath estimated damage to the Explorer at $1,200, and he charged Harris with DUI.