Two Carroll County residents were airlifted to Winston-Salem, N.C. on Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 58 in Woodlawn.
According to Virginia State Police Trooper C.M. Delp, Ila Faye Payne, 79, of Woodlawn, was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier at approximately 10:30 a.m. 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. Carroll County Emergency Services Coordinator Mike Mock did not go into details about the conditions of the transported patients, but said both were “stable.”
Trooper Delp said the investigation continues into the accident and that charges may be forthcoming.