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Cruiser involved in wreck

No one was charged in a two-vehicle wreck involving a police cruiser that occurred Tuesday morning at the intersection of North Main Street and Williams Street in South Boston.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper D. H. Hess, 48-year-old Janet Mae Long of South Boston was driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling north on North Main Street when she made a sudden (late) right turn on to Williams Street.  

South Boston Police Officer Richard Lawson III, 32, of Drakes Branch, who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala owned by the Town of South Boston, already had committed to turning on to Williams Street and could not stop. Officer Lawson struck the Pontiac, Hess said.

No was injured in the wreck. 

Hess estimated damage to the Pontiac at $2,000 and damage to the Chevrolet at $4,000.