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Police report: Conversation with Jesus ends in crash

A charge of reckless driving is pending against a 56-year-old Halifax woman who was seriously injured and airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday night on Mountain Road near Ball Park Loop in Halifax.

According to an accident report filed by Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby, around 11 p.m. law enforcement officers received a (BOL) be on the lookout alert for a 2004 grey Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling at a high rate of speed on Halifax Road. 

The vehicle, operated by Susan Elliott, turned on to Mountain Road, crashed and overturned near Ball Park Loop, according to the report.

Elliott was trapped in the car for an hour as firefighters worked to extricate her.

According to Irby’s report, Elliott sustained a broken back and broken pelvis. Most of her ribs were broken along with two bones in her face. Her tibia and fibula in her right leg also were broken.

Elliott had no explanation as to why she was going at such a high rate of speed, and after being extricated, she told authorities she was talking to Jesus and driving, the report stated.

Authorities are waiting for the results of a blood test to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

Irby declared the Chrysler a total loss.