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Boy airlifted, power sliced after accident

A 7-year-old male juvenile was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center where he was treated for injuries he received in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred early Monday morning on Highway 360, eight-tenths of a mile west of State Route 720.

The 2:08 a.m. wreck knocked out power to 1,560 Dominion Power customers in Scottsburg, according to Dan Genest, a spokesperson for Dominion Power.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin, 40-year-old Keith A. Hunt of Clover was driving a 1998 Ford van traveling east on Highway 360 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck a guide wire and overturned several times.

 In addition to the 7-year-old boy, two girls ages 10 and 11 and another boy, age 12, who were passengers in the van suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital.  

Hunt and an adult passenger, 49-year-old Valerie Williams, also were injured and transported to the hospital.

As a result of the wreck, customers lost power around 2:43 a.m., and within an hour, Dominion Power crews had rerouted the wire to restore power to 720 customers. By 7:15 a.m. all customers had power restored, Genest said.

Charges   are   pending in the wreck.

Martin estimated damage to the van at $2,500.

No charges were filed in a wreck that occurred Saturday at 4:52 a.m. on Berry Hill Road, three-tenths of a mile south of River Road.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Cpl. J. C. Berry, 30-year-old Edwinter Hudson of South Boston was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima when the driver fell asleep and ran off the road striking a tree.

Hudson was not injured. 

Berry estimated damage to the vehicle at $5,000.