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Healy’s Road crash injures two

by Tom Chillemi

A local man remained hospitalized Monday following a head-on crash on Route 619 (Healy’s Mill Road) at Locust Hill on Sunday, Aug. 23, about 5:15 p.m., said Sgt. G.T. Mathias of the Virginia State Police.

Sgt. Mathias explained the crash occurred about .4 of a mile south of Route 33 on Healy’s Mill Road, which is the road next to Quarles Shell.

The driver at fault, Lloyd Matthew Windle Jr., 54, of Glen Allen, was driving towards Route 33 when he crossed over into the oncoming lane, said Sgt. Mathias.

The 2004 Dodge pickup collided with a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Charles St. Clare Beverley, 55, of Saluda. Beverley was flown by helicopter to MCV in Richmond.

Windle was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Both men were wearing seat belts.

Sgt. Mathias said there was no lane marking on the road and police had not determined why Windle crossed into the oncoming lane on a relatively straight section of road. Windle is charged with failure to stay to the right of center, said Sgt. Mathias.

Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor, said Sgt. Mathias.

In an unrelated crash, Vas M. Dunston, 20, of Gloucester was injured in crash on Route 17 on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7:52 a.m., said Sgt. Michelle Cotten, public information officer with the Virginia State Police.

Dunston was traveling south on Route 17 when he struck a tractor trailer that was turning left from Route 17 onto Route 14 at Adner.

Dunston was flown by helicopter to Riverside Hospital in Newport News where he was in critical but stable condition on Monday afternoon, said Sgt. Cotten.

No charges have been placed and the accident remains under investigation, said Sgt. Cotten.

posted 08.25.2009

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