No life-threatening injuries were reported in connection with a two-car crash on Route 58 Tuesday before noon. According to information from Virginia State Police Sgt. T.S. Todd, there were no apparent serious injuries to passengers in either vehicle involved in the accident.
Information in the report indicates a four-door, 2002 Subaru sedan driven by Samantha Dunford, 21, of Austinville was traveling on U.S. Route 58 near the Training Center Road bypass when Dunford didn’t see the oncoming traffic and turned in front of a 1995 model flatbed International truck carrying feed and a cattle head gate. The flatbed was driven by Scottie Brown, 46, of Galax.
In the following crash, the truck overturned and both vehicles continued for 150 feet with one set of wheels on an axle detaching from the truck coming to rest across a guardrail before coming to a stop with the rear of the sedan striking the overturned International in the windshield.
Todd said Dunford was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. Brown required no treatment at the scene and appeared largely unharmed as well. Todd said charges are pending following further investigation.
The speed limit in the area is posted at 55 miles per hour. Todd said excessive speed or weather conditions were not a factor in the accident. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident and the air bags in the vehicles did not deploy. Traffic was diverted around the accident while officials cleared the scene. Agencies helping included the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department and Carroll County Fire and Rescue.