U.S. 58W reopened following accident

Published 12:20 pm Monday, July 1, 2019


The westbound lane of Southampton Parkway (U.S. Route 58) was briefly closed on Monday about seven miles west of Drewryville due to a single-vehicle accident, but has since been reopened.

Dennis Whitby with the Drewryville Volunteer Fire Department confirmed to The Tidewater News shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Monday that the agency, along with Capron Rescue Squad, had responded to the scene of the accident earlier that day.

According to Whitby, a single SUV [not truck as previously reported to the newspaper] had run off the road and struck a tree, injuring the driver. Whitby confirmed that no one other than the driver had been inside the vehicle, and that the driver had been transported to Emporia for treatment.

More details will be reported as they become available.