Mary Barksdale Killed, Carlissa Majors Injured in Halifax, VA, Accident
Halifax, VA -- May 1, 2017, Mary Barksdale was killed and Carlissa Majors was injured due to an accident where their cars crashed head-on.
Authorities from the Virginia State Police were called out to investigate the incident, which officials say happened around 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway and County Road 643.
Preliminary reports indicate that 64-year-old Barksdale was driving a Ford Taurus northbound along the highway. For reasons still unclear, the vehicle somehow crossed paths with an oncoming Dodge Durango driven by 29-year-old Majors. The two vehicles collided head-on.
Emergency services were called out to the scene, but Barksdale died in the collision. Two minors from the Ford were transported to Duke Medical Center in critical condition. Majors and four minors from her vehicle were taken to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries said to be non-life-threatening.
At this time, police have yet to confirm any particular causes for the accident. Their investigations continue.
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