FANCY GAP — No apparent life-threatening injuries were reported in connection with a head-on collision on U.S. 52 on Friday in the vicinity of Slaughters Tree Farm. According to Virginia State Trooper S.M. Cochran, a dispatch regarding the accident was received at 4:25 p.m.
According to Cochran, two vehicles were involved in the accident, a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and a 2002 model Chevrolet Cavalier sedan. The driver of the sedan was identified as Amanda Sue Deal of Meadows of Dan. There was one passenger in the sedan with Deal at the time of collision. Cochran did not release the name of Deal’s passenger or the names of the driver of the Dodge because they are minors. He said he was not sure of the extent of the injuries to Deal.
Units helping at the scene included the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department and Carroll County Fire and Rescue. Cochran said the Cavalier was traveling north when it stopped and turned left in front of the truck. According to Deal’s statement, she reported not seeing the oncoming truck. The speed limit in the area is posted at 55 miles an hour. He said the Dodge was traveling within the speed limit prior to the collision and weather did not play a factor in the accident.
Deal was transported to Twin Counties Regional Hospital for treatment for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. While the Dodge suffered an estimated $4,000 in damages, the Cavalier was totaled. Deal was charged with failure to yield to the other driver.