State Police identify accident victim

(Danville, Va.) — Virginia State Police identified the man killed in a collision near Chatham Middle School Monday night as Harold Carson Jefferson, 76, of Danville.

Jefferson was driving a 1999 Buick Century. State Police say he failed to yield the right of way and turned into the path  of a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Bradford Christian McCutchen, 47, of Chatham.

Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene. McCutchen was transported to a local hospital and treated for undisclosed injuries.

The accident happened about 7:45 Monday night on U.S. 29 in front of Chatham Middle School.