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Crashes cause heavy damage

SoVaNow.com / August 07, 2014
A Saturday afternoon crash on US 58 at its intersection with State Route 704 sent one driver to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Angela S. Ramsey of Mooresboro, N.C., the driver of a 2004 Audi, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way when she pulled into the side of the 2011 Freightliner tractor trailer operated by 50-year-old Maxwell S. Wilson of Asheboro, N.C. Wilson was not injured, but damages to the truck were estimated at $3,000 while those to Ramsey’s Audi werea set at $6,500 after the impact caused the Audi to veer off the right side of the roadway, striking a utility pole. Virginia State Trooper D.H. Hess investigated the accident.

Earlier on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 77-year-old Billie L. Wilkins of Nathalie, the driver of a 2005 Toyota Corolla, pulled from the intersection of US 501 and State Route 40 into the path of the 2004 Cadillac operated by 36-year-old Arturo Escobar of Waynesboro.

Investigating Virginia State Trooper W. J. Wilborn charged Wilkins with failure to yield the right-of-way and estimated damages to the Toyota at $4,000 while those to Cadillac were listed at $8,000. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

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