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The intersection located at Routes 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads was the site of another traffic accident on May 17.
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Accidents continue to plague Ware’s Crossroads intersection

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

A Louisa County intersection is causing controversy due to its traffic record. The intersection, located at 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads, has been the scene of many collisions in the county. A motor vehicle crash occurred on Sunday, May 17,  involving a 42-year-old male and a 47-year-old woman near Dickinson’s Store in Mineral. Medics responded to the scene following calls placed to law enforcement by witnesses at the intersection.

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