Two airlifted after wreck

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, September 24, 2013

GATESVILLE – Despite being airlifted to a hospital, two local residents are back at home recovering from an auto accident near here Friday night.

Linda Guthrie of Eure and her 9-year-old passenger, Ryan Chapman, were both injured in the 7:35 p.m. crash at the intersection of US 158 Business and US 158 Bypass.

According to a report filed by North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper G.P. Bowman, Guthrie was driving a 2002 Pontiac passenger car west on US 158 Business. After stopping at the intersection of US 158 Bypass, Guthrie reportedly pulled out in front of a milk delivery truck, owned by Dean Transportation and driven by Charles Brown of Virginia Beach, VA. The truck was traveling east on US 158 Bypass at the time of the crash.

Following impact, which occurred at the driver’s side door of the passenger car, Guthrie’s vehicle spun around and backed into a nearby ditch. The truck came to rest in the roadway, partially blocking the westbound lane.

Guthrie and Chapman were both airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both were treated and released.

Brown was not injured.

Trooper Bowman charged Guthrie with failing to yield right of way.

Both vehicles sustained substantial damage.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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