An 80-year-old Woodlawn has passed away after a two-car collision in Woodlawn earlier this month.
Ila Fayne Payne died Saturday in Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was airlifted to following an Oct. 3 wreck in Woodlawn, Virginia State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser said.
According to Virginia State Police Trooper C.M. Delp, Payne was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier that morning when she pulled off of Breezy Ridge Road onto U.S. 58 toward Galax in front of a 2001 Buick driven by Patrick Joseph Kelly, Sr., 75, of Fancy Gap. Delp said Payne’s vehicle was t-boned by Kelly’s vehicle, which was heading eastbound toward Hillsville.
Delp said Payne had to be extricated from her vehicle. Both Payne and a passenger in the Buick, Andrea Kelly, age 64, were airlifted in separate helicopters from a landing zone at Woodlawn School to Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Musser said no charges would be filed in the wreck.