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Ambulance flips on icy road Sunday leaving two injured

Two men sustained minor injuries following a wreck involving a medical patient transport vehicle Sunday morning on State Route 360 (Bethel Road), two-tenths of a mile east of State Route 749.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper P. W. Leath, 27-year-old Jonathan Andre Barber of Halifax was driving a 2000 Freightliner ambulance traveling east on State Route 360 when the icy road caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road and overturned.

 Barber and his passenger, 22-year-old James Tracey Lawhorn Jr., were treated for their injuries at the hospital and then released, Leath said.

 No charges were filed, and the trooper estimated damage to the ambulance at $2,500.

In a separate accident Sunday morning, a 76-year-old Vernon Hill woman was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a wreck on Mountain Road in Halifax, 300 feet east of State Route 663.

According to an accident report filed by Leath, Mamie Wells Tucker was driving a 2007 Mazda SUV traveling westbound on Mountain Road when she ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and ran back into the road crossing the double yellow lines before striking a 2006 Ford Fusion driven by 22-year-old Kelda Shadale Williams of South Boston. Williams was traveling east.

No one was injured in the two-vehicle wreck.

Leath estimated damage to the Mazda at $4,000 and damage to the Ford at $2,500.