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Four injured in 3-car crash

by Tom Chillemi

A Kilmarnock man was flown by Med-Flight helicopter to VCU Medical Center in Richmond following a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Monday, July 29, about 9:30 p.m. in front of the 7-Eleven in Locust Hill, reported Virginia State Trooper Master Sergeant T.E. Hudson.

According to Hudson’s investigation, Donald Conn, 81, of Kilmarnock was traveling east on Route 33 when a 17-year-old Hartfield female traveling west in a Chevrolet Cobalt turned left in front of him. She was attempting to turn onto Route 619. 

The impact caused Conn’s Pontiac Bonneville to spin around, and it came to rest disabled in the eastbound lane, but was facing west, the opposite direction of travel.

A Chrysler Sebring driven by Julia Bray of Topping was traveling east on Route 33 and collided with Conn’s car head-on. Hudson said Bray possibly did not see Conn’s car because its head lights had been knocked out due to the first collision and the car was dark green. There were no skid marks, and she apparently hit Conn’s car at about 55 miles per hour, said Hudson. “It was a good thing he was in a big car.”

Bray was transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, as were the 17-year-old female driver and the male passenger in her car. Their condition was unknown as of Tuesday morning, said Hudson.
Conn was conscious at the scene, said Hudson.

The 17-year-old female was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way.

The Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

posted 07.31.2013

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