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One killed in fatal crash

SoVaNow.com / July 29, 2014
A Boydton woman was killed Friday after her car collided with a truck at the intersection of US 58 and route 92 in Boydton.

Kathleen Clark, 51, of Boydton, was killed.

Virginia State Trooper R.C. Duffer, said the investigation showed that Clark ran the stop sign, driving her 2006 Chevy Malibu into the path of a 1998 Mack Truck cement mixer driven by 36-year old James White of Chase City.

This was the second time Clark was involved in a crash at that intersection. She died at the scene of this most recent crash.

The impact caused White’s vehicle to turn on its side. He was not injured.

This is the second crash at that intersection this year and the eighth since 2009. Lindsay LeGrand, communications manager for VDOT’s central office said, “There were a total of six crashes reported in the study period [between 2009 and 2013], with two in 2009, one in 2010, and three in 2011. No crashes were reported in 2012 and 2013, based on our data.”

After the last several crashes, Board of Supervisor member Glanzy Spain, who represents Boydton, has asked VDOT officials to consider upgrading the traffic warning devices at that intersection, changing them from a flashing light to a full stop light. To date, VDOT, after studying the intersection, say there is no need for a change or upgrade.

The intersection is equipped with overhead flashing beacons, flashing red for traffic on Route 92, and flashing yellow for the Route 58 approaches. There are also Stop Ahead signs with flashing lights on both Route 92 approaches to the US 58 intersection.

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