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Car crashes into South Boston home; teen charged

A 17-year-old South Boston juvenile was charged with reckless driving following a wreck that occurred Tuesday evening on Easley Street.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Officer A. E. Whitmore, the juvenile was driving a 2004 Suzuki XL-7 when she attempted to make a turn into the driveway and accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake losing control of the vehicle and causing it to accelerate into a house.

The juvenile was uninjured, and Whitmore estimated damages to the vehicle at $7,000.

Damages were estimated at $1,000 to the Easley Street home owned by Peggy Venable.

w A-23-year-old South Boston man was charged with failing to drive to the right of the center following a wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on State Route 688, 1.2 miles south of State Route 658.

According to an accident report filed by State Trooper T. C. Comer, both Matthew A. Gosney who was driving a 2006 Dodge truck and William R Steil, 40, of Ringgold who was driving 2012 Ford Super Duty truck were both traveling in the middle of the roadway.  

 When they met in a curve, they both moved to the right but still struck mirrors. Skids left by the Dodge at the impact point indicated he didn’t get over to his side of the road in time to avoid an impact, the report stated. 

The Dodge truck driven by Gosney ran off the road right side of the road and overcorrected and then ran off the right side of the roadway, jackknifing and causing significant damage to the Dodge truck.

 No was injured. 

Comer estimated damages to the Dodge at $8,000 and damage to the Ford at $100.

No charges were filed.

w No charges were filed in a single vehicle accident involving a deer that occurred on April 28 on Halifax Road.

According to a report filed by Halifax Police Officer W. R. Wilmoth, 21-year-old Joshua Dixon of Halifax was traveling north on Halifax Road in a 2010 Ford Fusion.   

As Dixon passed the Halifax Country Club, a deer ran into the driver side front quarter panel of the vehicle causing approximately $4,500 in damage.  

Wilmoth reported no injury to the driver.

w A -35-year-old Nelson woman was charged with failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning at the intersection of North Main Street and Hamilton Boulevard.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Sgt. G. M. Gilliam, 42-year-old Angela Wilborn of South Boston was driving a 2003 Honda Civic and had the green light to continue east on Hamilton Boulevard. 

Tracey Seate who had the green bulb and not a green arrow was driving a 2008 Hyundai van when she failed to yield the right of way and was struck by the Honda.

 Wilborn sustained minor injuries. Seate was not injured, the report stated.

Gilliam estimated damage to the Honda at $6,000 and damage to the Hyundai at $3,000.