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Drivers injured in Danville Pike wreck

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By Staff Reports

LAUREL FORK — Volunteers from both Laurel Fork and Hillsville fire departments responded to free those hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 11327 Danville Pike that occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday.

Passersby reporting the incident to E-911 characterized the collision near the Family Stop-N-Go as serious.
Trooper S.E. Kinney investigated the wreck for the Virginia State Police.
He found that Jonathan W. Hanks, operating a 2006 Ford F-150, had been traveling westbound on U.S. 58 in rainy conditions.
Hanks lost control and the truck and crossed the centerline, striking a Nissan Titan driven by Richard P. Zimmerman of Meadows of Dan.
The Ford F150 kept going and went over the embankment, Kinney said.
Emergency personnel transported Zimmerman to Northern Surry Hospital in Mount Airy, N.C., and Hanks to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment, according to the trooper. He did not know the extent of their injuries.
Kinney charged Hanks, 25, with reckless driving.