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Scottsburg juvenile escapes injury in Tuesday wreck

A 17-year-old Scottsburg female was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Bethel Road.

 ccording to an accident report filed by State Trooper B. L. Crews, the juvenile was driving a 1994 Chevrolet pickup headed south toward the Town of Halifax when she ran off the right side of the road and struck a Virginia Department of Transportation sign. 

The juvenile then overcorrected and went across both lanes running off the left side of the road overturning the truck on its side and striking a fence.

The juvenile was not injured, Crews said.

Crews estimated damage to the pickup between $2,500 and $3,000.

A 34-year-old Nathalie woman was charged with following too close as a result of a bus wreck that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of Volens Road, 1.1 miles east of Liberty Road in the northern section of the county.

 According to an accident report filed by Crews, Pamela Archer was driving a 1999 Chrysler Sebring when she ran into the rear of 2005 Freightliner school bus driven by 66-year-old Linda A. Scott of Nathalie.

No one was injured, Crews said.

The trooper estimated damages to the school bus belonging to the Halifax County School Board at $100 and damage to the Chrysler at $1,500.  

No charges were filed following a wreck that occurred Sunday night at the intersection of State Route 642 and State Route 804.

According to an accident report filed by State Trooper D. H. Hess, 23-year-old Holly M. Crews of Long Island was driving a 2005 Ford Focus when she ran off the right side of the road and overcorrected.  Crews then came back across the road and struck an embankment on the left side of the road before overturning.

Crews was not injured, Hess said.

He estimated damage to the vehicle at $4,500.

A 64-year-old Halifax woman was charged with failure to yield the right of way following a wreck that occurred Friday afternoon at the intersection of North Main Street and College Street.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Officer J. B. Throckmorton, 60-year-old Donald House of Boydton was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu headed south on North Main Street, while Millie A. Jackson was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima traveling east on College Street. 

Jackson did not have the right of way and pulled into the path of the Chevrolet House was driving causing it to strike the Nissan on the front left side, the report stated.

Jackson sustained minor injuries, and House was not injured, Throckmorton said.

He estimated damage to the Chevrolet at $1,500 and damage to the Nissan at $2,000.