Wreck seriously injures brothers

Police are saying speed was a factor in this single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Saturday on River Road, four-tenths of a mile west of State Route 961 in the Paces community. The accident left two brothers, 23-year-old Jason F. Perdue and his passenger, 18-year-old William E. Perdue, seriously injured, the younger worse off than the older, according to state police reports.

Police are saying speed was a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Saturday on River Road, four-tenths of a mile west of State Route 961 in the Paces community.

The accident left two brothers, 23-year-old Jason F. Perdue and his passenger, 18-year-old William E. Perdue, seriously injured, the younger worse off than the older, according to state police reports.

“Speed was a really, really big factor,” said Investigating Officer Virginia State Trooper D. N. Clark who called it a “sad situation.”

A witness at the scene said the two brothers went airborne in their 2001 Chevrolet Corvette before landing in trees to the right side of the road.

Clark reported the brothers crossed the double solid line before overcorrecting, running of the right side of the road and striking multiple trees.

Both individuals were wearing their seatbelts, and the two had to be extricated from the vehicle before being transported to Duke helicopters, both of which landed at the Turbeville ball field.

EMS personnel from Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department were assisted at the scene by personnel from Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department and Halifax County Rescue Squad.

Charges are pending.

Clark estimated damage to the Chevrolet Corvette at $20,000.

A 45-year-old South Hill man faces a charge of reckless driving/ failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday on James D. Hagood Highway, two and a half miles west of Clover Road.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper D. W. Lacks, Marion Edmonds Jr. was traveling in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade when he ran off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and then a guardrail.

Edmonds was not injured.

Lacks estimated damage to the Cadillac at $2,000 and damage to the guardrail at $250.

An 87-year-old Nathalie woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 7:12 p.m. Saturday on Hunting Creek Road, two-tenths of a mile west of Clarkton Road.

According to an accident report filed by Lacks, Helen C. Wilkins was traveling in a 2006 Buick Lucerne when she ran into the back of a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 driven by 32-year-old Andrew E. Jones of Nathalie.

Jones was not injured.

Wilkins was charged with following too close.

Lacks estimated damage to the Buick at $1,500 and damage to the Dodge at $500.

A 21-year-old Clover woman faces a charge of failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 1:49 p.m. Feb. 26 at the intersection of John Randolph Boulevard at Seymour Drive in South Boston.

According to an accident report filed by Officer J. L. Perkins, T’yonna S. Morton was traveling north on John Randolph Boulevard turning left on Seymour Drive in a 2005 Honda Accord.

Meanwhile, 77-year-old William A. Murphy of South Boston was traveling south on John Randolph Boulevard in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.

The Honda turned left in front of the Chevrolet and the Chevrolet struck the Honda on the right rear.

Both drivers told the officer they had a green light, according to the report.

Perkins explained in his report that the “north bound lane on John Randolph has a green arrow or else you have to yield to oncoming traffic if you have the solid green light.”

Neither driver was hurt.

Perkins estimated damages to the Honda at $2,000 and damages to the Silverado at $200.