Tractor-trailer plows through yards after collision

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HILLSVILLE — A 1999 Kenworth tractor-trailer went through several yards and ended up overturned on Beaver Dam Road after another motorist turned in front of the rig at Red Hill General Store on Friday morning.
The incident happened at about 11:19 a.m. when Stephanie Dalton, 26, of Hillsville, driving a 2002 Chevy Geo Tracker, turned left into the store lot and into the path of the tractor-trailer, driven by Thomas Dull Jr., according to a Virginia State Police report by Trooper Matt Cochran.
Dull tried to avoid the Tracker, but struck it, went off the road and through a few yards before going up the embankment at Beaver Dam Road and overturning.
The trailer blocked the road when the rig came to a stop.
Both Dull and Dalton were transported to Twin County Regional Hospital with what Cochran said were non-life threatening injuries.
Cochran charged Dalton with failure to yield the right of way.