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The driver of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, Matthew Stover of Penhook, was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the truck rolled one and one-half times before coming to rest on its roof.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Penhook man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the pickup truck he was driving ran off the highway, rolled and came to rest on its roof.
Matthew Wayne Stover, 35, was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, according to Master Trooper Tim Harris with the Virginia State Police.
Stover was traveling south on U.S. 220 near the intersection of Sontag Road when his 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup struck the right rear of a southbound Hyundai Accent in the left lane of 220, Harris said.
The Hyundai was pushed into the median, but the driver, Daniel Greif, 30, of Staunton, was able to maintain control of his vehicle, driving it back onto the highway and pulling off the right side of the road, Harris said. He was not injured.
Meanwhile, Stover's pickup truck ran off the right side of the highway into the field behind the antique store on the corner of Cassell Road, Harris said. The truck was airborne when it crossed the road into a field that had recently been logged.
The pickup struck two stumps, rolled one and one-half times and came to rest on its roof, Harris said.
Stover was partially ejected from the truck, he added.
Speed was a factor in the crash, Harris said. The investigation is continuing.
The crash occurred on U.S. 220, about one-tenth of a mile north of Route 619 (Sontag Road), at 8:05 a.m.
No condition report on Stover was available at press time Tuesday.