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Halifax man charged in wreck

A 74-year-old Halifax man was charged with failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday at 3:25 p.m. on Mountain Road in Halifax, near the intersection of Canterbury Drive.


According to an accident report filed by Officer W. G. Yancey, Donald Woodward was traveling west on Mountain Road when the 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis he was driving ran off the side of the road.

The vehicle struck a mailbox before continuing on to strike a tree in the yard at 309 Mountain Road, the report stated.  

Woodward was transported by EMS to Halifax Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

Yancey estimated damage to the Mercury as a total loss.

Earlier on Saturday at 12:02 a.m.  Halifax Police Officer W. R. Wilmoth investigated a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Mountain Road, just west of Edmunds Boulevard in Halifax.

 A 2007 Ford Freestyle, operated by 60-year-old Angela M. Lewis of Halifax was traveling east on Mountain Road when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole.  

Wilmoth reported damage to the Ford at $3,500 and damage to the pole at $250.    

The officer charged Lewis with driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain proper control of her motor vehicle.  

Lewis was not injured, according to the accident report.

Sunday evening at 8:50, Wilmoth also investigated a single-vehicle crash on Golf Course Road in Halifax near the tennis courts.   

Mary Weatherford, 20, of South Boston was driving a 2007 Mazda traveling east on Golf Course Road when a deer ran into the vehicle’s path, according to the accident report.  

Weatherford was not injured in the crash, but Wilmoth estimated $1,200 damage was done to the front of Weatherford’s car.   

No charges were filed.  

No charges were filed in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred last Wednesday at 1:24 p.m. on Old Halifax Road at Tabernacle Road in Centerville.

According to an accident report filed by investigating South Boston Police Officer T. W. Bush, a 17-year-old male juvenile from Clover and a 17-year-old female juvenile from South Boston were traveling west on Old Halifax Road when the 2010 Ford Fusion driven by the female had to stop due to traffic stopping in front of her.

The 1994 Ford Ranger driven by the male juvenile struck the Ford Fusion in the rear, Bush said.

Damage to the Ranger was estimated at $800, and damage to the Fusion was estimated at $1,500.

No one was injured in the wreck, according to the accident report.