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Driver airlifted after Wednesday accident

A 70-year-old Lynchburg man was airlifted with serious injuries following a wreck with a loaded logging truck that occurred Wednesday around noon at the intersection of Highway 501 and State Route 636 in northern Halifax County.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper A. D. Dishman, Alan E. Mohr was driving a 2004 GMC box truck when he stopped to turn into a driveway and was struck in the rear by 44-year-old James Childs III of South Boston who was driving a 1998 Mack tractor-trailer filled with logs.

The impact pushed the GMC off the road and down an embankment.

Mohr was airlifted by Centra One with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Childs was not injured.

Dishman determined both vehicles were a total loss. 

Childs was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control/inadequate brakes, according to the report.