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Power pole, wires on Rt. 58 suffer heavy damage Monday

SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014
A two vehicle crash Monday morning resulted in heavy damage to a power pole and wiring along U.S. 58.

The 7:35 a.m. crash at the intersection of US 58 and State Route 658 (Turbeville Road) involved the 1999 Oldsmobile four door operated by 77 year old Virginia Collie of Alton.

Collie, who was pulling out of Route 658, struck the rear of the 2008 F-100 truck operated by Marvin Morris of Semora, N.C. who was eastbound on 58. The impact caused the truck to spin out of control and strike a power pole which broke in half. Wires from the pole then ensnared a truck belonging to K. R. Snead which was behind Morris’ truck.

Investigating Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin charged Collie with failure to yield the right-of-way and estimated damages to Morris’s truck at between $4,000 and $5,000. Damages to Collie’s car were slight, affecting mainly the front bumper of the vehicle. But damages estimated by the power company to its pole and wiring were set at $8,000.

On Saturday Trooper J. A. Williamson charged 51 year old Thomas J. Halloren of Scottsburg with running a red light when the 2006 Chevrolet HHR he was operating pulled from the left at the intersection of US 360/58 around 3:30 p.m. into the front of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburin driven by 28 year old Jenny N. Morris of South Boston. Both drivers were transported for minor injuries and treatment as was a passenger in the Chevrolet, 44 year old Pokmi Halloren.

Damages to Halloren’s vehicle were estimated at $8,000 while those to Morris’ car were set at $7,000.

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