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UPDATE: Virgilina teen seriously injured in crash

A 17-year-old female juvenile from Virgilina was seriously injured when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into another pickup truck at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on Route 96, three tenths of a mile east the intersection of Charlie Lawson Road (Route 725) near Virgilina.

Virginia State Trooper P.W. Leith said the crash victim was airlifted to either Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. or to a Chapel Hill, N.C. hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained in the crash.

Personnel from the Halifax County Rescue Squad transported the girl from the crash scene to a nearby site from where she was subsequently airlifted by medical helicopter to a hospital.

The driver of the other pickup truck, 64-year-old Gerald Bryant Hudson of Oak Level Road, Halifax and one of three passengers in the truck, 47-year-old Michael Hammock, a Halifax County resident, were transported to Halifax Regional Hospital for treatment.

An unidentified 17-year-old juvenile received very minor injuries and did not require treatment at the hospital. Another passenger, an 11-year-old juvenile, was not injured.

According to Trooper Leith, the 2000 model Chevrolet S10 pickup truck driven by the 17-year-old female juvenile ran off of the right side of the road and traveled along the shoulder of the road for approximately 125 feet.

The driver overcorrected and the truck came back onto the highway and crossed into the eastbound lane of Route 96 where it was struck by the oncoming 2001 model Chevrolet Silverado F1500 pickup truck driven by Hudson.

Both pickup trucks were a total loss. Damage to the truck driven by the girl was estimated at $5,000. An estimated $8,000 Damage was done to the pickup truck driven by Hudson.

Three units and rescue personnel from the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department responded to the crash along with units and personnel from the Halifax County Rescue Squad.

Charges are pending in connection with the crash.