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Woman struck by vehicle listed in critical condition

A 23-year-old South Boston woman was airlifted to Duke Medical Center after being struck by a Ford station wagon on Highway 58 in front of the World of Sports Saturday night.

According to Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Burton, Cecili Edmonds of Sinai Road was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her boyfriend, Gerren Walton, when he turned into a median strip for her to get out of the truck.

As Edmonds was crossing the eastbound lane of Highway 58 to enter the World of Sports parking lot, Burton said she was struck by a Ford station wagon driven by Curtis Cox of Buffalo Junction.

Burton said a number of people outside the World of Sports witnessed the accident and reported Edmonds was walking across the highway when she was struck.

An investigation into the accident that occurred at 10:08 p.m. revealed Edmonds and Walton had traveled back to South Boston from Clarksville on Saturday evening prior to the accident.

 “They had gotten to arguing, and she made out like she was going to jump out of the truck,” the investigator said Walton told him.

“She had tried to jump out of the truck in front of Elliott’s Auto Sales,” Burton said. “That’s why he decided to turn into the median strip in front of the World of Sports, so she could get out.”

Burton said Walton told him after he drove off from the median strip, he called Edmonds’ mother to tell her where to come pick up her daughter, and then he went to work.

No charges were filed in the accident Saturday night. Virginia State Trooper D. T. Spencer conducted the investigation, Burton said.

Attempts to contact Spencer Sunday afternoon were unsuccessful.

Edmonds was listed in critical condition in ICU at Duke Medical Center Sunday afternoon.