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This was the scene at Tuesday’s fatal accident at Carver Road and U.S. 58 West. One woman was killed and one driver was charged. (Bulletin photo by Mike Wray)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

By AMANDA BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer

A Georgia woman was killed Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident in Henry County, according to the Virginia State Police.

Virginia Bolton, 69, of Austell, Ga., was in the front passenger seat of a 1994 Ford Taurus when it collided with a 1996 Chevrolet pickup around 2:55 p.m., according to State Police Sgt. Robert Carpentieri.

The car was hit on the passenger side.

The accident happened at the intersection of Carver Road and U.S. 58 West near the BG's Express convenience store.

The driver of the Taurus, 88-year-old Virginia Loggins of Stuart, was traveling east on U.S. 58 when she allegedly attempted to make a left turn onto Carver Road in the path of the oncoming pickup.

The Taurus "spun out" and hit a third vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi driven by Maurice Preston, 33, of Roanoke, Carpentieri said. Preston and the driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Elmer Martin Jr. of Martinsville, were taken to Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, he said.

Loggins also was transported to Memorial with nonlife-threatening injuries, the sergeant said.

The three drivers and Bolton all were wearing seat belts, he added.

Loggins was charged with failure to yield the right of way. No other charges were filed.

The Taurus was totaled, Carpentieri said. He did not have information about damage to the other vehicles.

Trooper C.A. Weidhass investigated, Carpentieri said.


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