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State police reports

SoVaNow.com / February 10, 2014
A three vehicle crash on Tuesday, Feb. 4, resulted in no injuries, but citations for two of the three drivers. The accident which occurred on State Route 607 about one-tenth mile north of its intersection with State Route 608 occurred at 10:05 a.m.

Ira A. Bane Jr., 69, of Clover was the driver of a 1992 Ford Ranger which was making a left turn into a private driveway when he pulled in front of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado operated by William E. Hill, 73, also of Clover.

When Hill slowed to avoid hitting Bane, he was struck in the rear by the 2013 Ford F1S driven by James D. Anderson, 70, also of Clover.

Bane was charged with failure to yield the right-of- way, and Anderson was charged with following too closely. Anderson’s vehicle suffered $3,000 in damages while Hill’s car had $500 in damages.

The accident was investigated by Virginia State Trooper W. J. Wilborn.

Later on Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. an 84 year old Lanham, Md. driver, William Nell, was charged with following too closely when the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 struck the rear of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 driven by Zachary Ford, 20, of South Boston.

The accident occurred on US 501 at its intersection with State Route 615 and was investigated by Trooper P. W. Leath. Damages to the Chevrolet were set at $1,500 with those to the truck estimated at $2,500.

An earlier crash last Sunday resulted in serious injuries to Philip A. Hudson 24, of Virgilina who ran off the right side of State Route 601 abut seven-tenths mile south of its intersection with U.S. Route 58 at 8:13 p.m.

The 1995 Honda Hudson was operating first struck an embankment and then hit a tree.

Investigating Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin placed no charges in the accident and estimated damages to the Honda at $5,500. Hudson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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