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Early Monday wreck brings traffic to standstill on U.S. 58

Traffic in both east and westbound lanes of Highway 58 came to a standstill Monday morning following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at the intersection of State Route 658 and Philpott Road in Turbeville.

No one was injured in the 7:35 a.m. wreck, but damages were extensive.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin, 77-year-old Virginia Collie of Jeffress Trail, Alton was driving a 1999 four-door Oldsmobile on Turbeville Road when she stopped at the stop sign before entering Highway 58.

Collie then pulled into the path of a 2008 Ford F150 driven by 53-year-old Marvin Morris of Caraline Lane, Semora, N.C. that was traveling east on Highway 58. The Oldsmobile struck the truck in the right rear, and the impact caused the Ford truck to spin out, Martin said, striking a power line and knocking down the power lines across both lanes of Highway 58.

After the wreck, a transfer truck belonging to K. R. Snead was traveling west on Highway 58 and ran into the wires further pulling down the lines and pole and damaging the rig’s windshield and truck cab.

Martin said the road was closed immediately following the wreck as wires lay across both lanes, and traffic backed up for 30 minutes on both sides of Highway 58.

The trooper charged Collie with failure to yield the right of way.

Damage to Collie’s Oldsmobile was estimated at $1,500, and damage to Morris’ truck was estimated at $5,000, Martin said.

Damage to Dominion Power’s electric poles and lines were estimated at $8,000. 

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