Monday crash leaves minor injuries

Published 7:45 pm Monday, September 12, 2016

At least two people suffered minor injuries early Monday evening following a three-car crash just after 6 p.m. on Milnwood Road in front of Heritage Baptist Church near Price Drive.

Farmville Police Department Sgt. Robert Ragland said one of the victims was driving a red Ford Focus station wagon northbound on Milnwood when they tried to turn left into the church’s driveway.

“They thought the lane was clear,” Ragland said.

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The station wagon crashed nearly head-on into a white Chevy Lumina being used as a U.S. Mail carrier vehicle, which was traveling in the opposite direction. The wagon ended up turned sideways across the two lanes of northbound traffic, facing the church, suffering major front-end damage. Another, unidentified vehicle, clipped the Ford while trying to avoid it.

The Lumina ended up just off the southbound lane with moderate front-end damage.

Ragland said one of the victims ended up being transported by personal vehicle to the hospital to be checked out, while others were treated at the scene.

A single tow-truck removed both vehicles from the scene. Ragland said charges are pending.