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South Boston drivers face charges in wreck

A South Boston man and woman were charged following a wreck that occurred Saturday at the intersection of Watkins Avenue and Edmunds Street.

According to an accident report filed by Officer T. W. Bush, 42-year-old Clay Cole was driving a 1974 Ford truck traveling east on Edmunds Street when the pickup was struck on the driver side by a 1995 Lincoln Continental driven by 55-year-old Catherine Womack who failed to yield the right of way.

Bush charged Cole with defective equipment and charged Womack with failure to yield the right of way.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries.

Bush estimated damage to the Lincoln at $2,000 and damage to the Ford at $2,500. 

A Halifax man and an Oxford N. C. woman were both charged following a three-vehicle wreck involving a government vehicle that occurred on the afternoon of May 14 on State Route 654, two-tenths of a mile west of Route 501.

 According to accident report filed by Trooper T. C. Comer, 40-year-old Angela W. Chappell of Halifax was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria belonging to the Halifax County School Board when she stopped for a school bus that was getting ready to let off students.  

Margaret L. White was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero and stopped behind Chappell when she was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Dick M. Walker Jr. The impact pushed the Alero into the Crown Victoria.

Comer charged Walker with following too close and charged White with not having an operator’s license.

 Waller and White were not injured.  

Chappell and two passengers, 62-year-old Thelma V. Glass and 61-year-old Kenneth L. Walton, sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.

Comer estimated damage to both the Malibu and the Alero at $50 each. 

According to Comer, the Crown Victoria didn’t sustain any damage.