Two Independence women were injured, one seriously, in a Feb. 19 accident on Virginia Route 274 near Virginia 94, according to a Virginia State Police report.
The incident occurred at about 10 a.m. when 36-year-old Joy Hawks lost control of a 2002 Chevy Cavalier, went off the road to the right and struck a tree, according to a report by Trooper C.W. Keesling.
Both Hawks and a passenger, Destina Upchurch, were transported to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment.
Hawks was transferred to another hospital by helicopter.
Charges are pending.
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