Third life claimed after Monday’s crash
A two vehicle accident that claimed two lives near Chase City on Monday night has claimed a third vicim. Donald L. McInturf passed way at VCU Medical Center in Richmond on Tuesday evening from injuries sustained in the head on crash.
Julia McInturf and Steve Parks, drivers of the two vehicles involved in the crash, were pronounced dead at the accident scene on Route 47 Monday night.
A third passenger in the McInturf vehicle, Leslie McInturf, was also transported to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill and later to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with life threatening injuries.
Her condition at press time was not available.
According to Sgt. Sid Leslie of the Virginia State Police, the crash took place on Highway 47 near Spanish Grove Road at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Monday when the 2010 Buick Enclave driven by Julia McInturf in the southbound lane crossed the center line and struck a 1997 Ford F0250 pickup truck operated by Parks. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Both Donald and Julia McInturf were well-known teachers and coaches in the local school system, with Mrs. McInturf working at Park View Middle School and Mr. McInturf working at Bluestone High.
Steve Parks, 64, an independent building contractor was also well-known and respected in the community.
Spanish Grove Road and Highway 47 were closed for almost two hours following the accident as The Virginia State Police, deputies from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and responders from the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department and Chase City Rescue Squad worked the accident.
According to Trooper Josiah Montayne, all four of the occupants of the two vehicles were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.