Woman seriously hurt in crash, charges pending

-A A +A

WOODLAWN — An 80-year-old Woodlawn woman went through several hours of surgery for serious injuries stemming from a two-vehicle wreck that occurred last Wednesday.
A Virginia State Police report by Trooper C.M. Delp says that Ila Faye Payne, driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier, attempted to pull out from Breezy Ridge Road and go west on U.S. 58. at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 3.
The Cavalier was struck by a Buick driven by Patrick Joseph Kelly Sr. of Fancy Gap.
Along with emergency officials from several agencies, two helicopters landed at Woodlawn School to transport Payne and Andrea Ruppel Kelly to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
While Andrea Kelly was treated and released, authorities say that Payne had to undergo surgery for several hours.
Payne remained in intensive care last Thursday, according to hospital officials.
Charges are pending.