Charlotte County man injured in accident

Published 2:31 pm Sunday, March 4, 2018


The driver was taken to Centra Southside Community Hospital with minor injuries after the accident Sunday afternoon by the intersection of Commerce Road and Farmville Road.

Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper B.J. Hylton said John Mingle, of Charlotte Court House, was transported to the hospital following the accident. Mingle was the sole occupant of the vehicle, Hylton said.

Hylton said the vehicle was driving northbound on Route 15.

“(The vehicle) ran off road,” Hylton said. “Crossed over the intersection.” The vehicle then went into nearby woods.

Farmville Fire Department 2nd Lieutenant Travis Finch said the department received a call about the accident at 12:53 p.m.

While Farmville Fire Department, VSP and Prince Edward County Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the incident, the right lane southbound on Route 15 was closed.

“It was a confirmed entrapment,” Finch said about the accident, which involved a 2017 gray Ford Focus. Finch said the man was able to exit the vehicle after he and first responders moved a small tree that blocked the driver’s door.

Hylton said the accident is under investigation.