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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Two injured in three car pile-up on U.S. 220
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Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: This 2007 Dodge Magnum was crushed on both ends Wednesday morning when a vehicle struck the back of the station wagon and pushed it into the vehicle in front of it, while stopped on U.S. 220.

Friday, January 11, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

Two motorists were injured in a three-car pile-up on U.S. 220 in front of 220 Auto Sales Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. when a Subaru Legacy, driven by Kimberly Richardson, 24, of Roanoke, was traveling south and struck a Dodge Magnum, which was stopped on 220, according to Trooper J.R. Whitaker with the Virginia State Police.

The impact pushed the Dodge into a Subaru Outback that was stopped in front of it, Whitaker said.

The driver of the Dodge, Susan Jackson, 29, of Boones Mill and Richardson were transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital for treatment, Whitaker said. The driver of the Outback, Samuel Corso, 65, was not injured.

Richardson was charged with reckless driving, Whitaker said.

Traffic on southbound U.S. 220 was delayed about 45 minutes following the crash.

Witnesses told the News-Post that traffic was stopped on southbound 220 for a school bus on the northbound side that was picking up students. Whitaker said he did not know why the traffic was stopped, but a school bus was not involved in the crash.

Wednesday's crash occurred directly across the highway from where a pickup truck rear-ended a stopped school bus in October.

In Virginia, motorists are not required to stop for a school bus on the opposite side of a divided highway of four lanes or more, separated with a median. Only traffic traveling in the same direction as the bus is required to stop.

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