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HILLSVILLE — Two women were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 52 just north of Hillsville at 1:38 p.m. on Wednesday.
At the time of the incident, the mother and her daughter were responding to a report of a fatality involving a family member that had just happened.
Just a few minutes before the vehicle accident, Carroll emergency officials had received a report of a trauma that had occurred at 7603 Coulson Church Road.
Responders from Carroll Fire Rescue, Laurel Rescue Squad and Carroll Sheriff’s Office went to the scene, where a man had been trying to cut up a tree on his property, according to a report from Carroll Deputy Rocky Dalton.
Someone else had partially cut down the tree for Castus Eugene Horton, 73, according to the report. Horton was trying to finish cutting it down when it rolled onto him.
The medical examiner’s office was notified of the incident. Horton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The wreck involving the 2003 Chevy SUV occurred in the vicinity 2641 Poplar Camp Road, according to Virginia State Police Trooper S.M. Phillips.
The trooper found that driver Teresa Bolt, 48, of Hillsville, had gone off the right shoulder and lost control while heading northbound on 52.
The vehicle went back to the left, across the road, over and embankment and overturned several times.
The passenger, Aleighthia Bolt, 29, was ejected from the vehicle, Phillips said. The passenger was flown by helicopter to Winston-Salem, N.C., for medical treatment.
Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Teresa Bolt was taken to Twin County Regional Hospital.
No charges were filed in the accident.