State police respond to crashes

It was a particularly busy Wednesday for Virginia State Police troopers who investigated at least four motor vehicle crashes including two deer-related incidents in the same area on Highway 47 near Chase City.

According to reports from Virginia State Police, at around 4 p.m. Susan Rose Nunez was traveling in a 2004 Nissan on Highway 47 near the intersection with Wightman Road when she struck a deer, left the road and struck several trees.

There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the crash, and Nunez does not face any charges. Damages to the Nissan were estimated at around $4,000.

Earlier in the day, Stephanie JoAnne McCluster of Phenix escaped serious injury when the 1999 Dodge Durango she was driving was involved in a similar crash involving a deer in the same area. McCluster was not charged in the accident.

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, EMS, fire and law enforcement officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Route 701 east of Highway 49.

According to state police reports, Roal A. Brooks of Red Oak pulled out of his driveway into the path of a 1996 Chevy K1500 driven by Kaylee Elizabeth Newton of Nelson. No serious injuries were reported in the incident, which did approximately $2,000 with of damage to Brooks’ vehicle and $1,500 to Newton’s vehicle.

Brooks, according to reports, was charged with failure to yield right of way.

Shortly after noon on Wednesday, a vehicle driven by Wendy Weston Bohannon of Chase City ran off the road and struck a guard rail on Route 47 a tenth of a mile south of Route 633. Bohannan was not injured but was charged with reckless driving.

Featured Photo: Pictured above was just one of the several motor vehicle crashes that took place in a section of Highway 47 on Wednesday. No serious injuries were sustained in any of the four crashes reported on what was a busy day for area Virginia State Police.