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Nathalie man dies in crash in Wal-Mart parking lot

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Rescue personnel extricate the passenger from an overturned vehicle at Wal-Mart. / May 16, 2014
A single vehicle crash in the South Boston Wal-Mart parking lot Friday around 1:30 p.m. resulted in the death of the driver of an SUV and injuries to a passenger who was airlifted for treatment of her injuries.

Police identified the deceased as Clifton Russell, 56, of Nathalie. The name of the injured passenger has not been released.

The accident happened nearby an entrance to the South Boston Wal-Mart, in close proximity to customers filing inside and out of the store, but no one else was hurt.

The SUV struck two vehicles which were parked in front of the store, doing damage to the front ends of both vehicles.

After striking the two parked vehicles and a parking lot pole, the SUV flipped in front of the store. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. The passenger apparently was wearing her seatbelt and remained inside the vehicle.

Russell died at the scene.

A police spokesperson indicated that injuries to the passenger were not likely to be life threatening.

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