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Traffic rerouted following Friday afternoon wreck

A 57-year-old Halifax man was transported to the hospital from the scene of a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Friday at 4:40 p.m. on Highway 501, eight-tenths of a mile north of State Route 610 in Halifax.

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department EMS responders and other rescue personnel worked for more than an hour to extricate Whitt Anthony Carr from the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD in which he was a passenger.

According to an accident report filed by investigating State Trooper S. M. Krantz, at the time of the wreck, a 17-year-old juvenile was driving the truck that belonged to Brookneal Dressed Poultry Inc.

The truck was headed south in the 5200 block of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway when the juvenile driver ran off the right shoulder of the road, hit a concrete culvert and struck two trees becoming lodged between the trees.

Both the driver and the passenger were wearing seatbelts, Krantz said, and the juvenile only suffered minor injuries.

While EMS crews worked to remove Carr from the truck, traffic had to be rerouted around the accident site.

Krantz charged the juvenile with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control.

Damage to the Chevrolet Silverado was estimated at $8,000, the report stated.