The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an infant was left inside a hot car for less than 10 minutes at Walmart. Police received a 911 call came just after 11:30 Monday morning for a report of the child being left inside the car at the Walmart on 976 Commonwealth Blvd. When deputies arrived five minutes later, someone had already broken the window of the car and taken the infant inside the store. Officials say the child was not injured and was checked out by emergency medical responders. Deputies obtained surveillance video from the store security cameras. After reviewing the video, it was determined the child was left in the car with the engine off for less than 10 minutes. No charges have been filed.
The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident Friday in the Rangeley area of Henry County. Jeffrey Ray Bowman, 53, of Fieldale was driving a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck east on Dillons Fork Road about 10:50 a.m. Friday when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Bowman was transported to Sovah Health Martinsville, where he later died. The accident happened just west of Route 1000 (Wigginton Road).
With a hit to five percent of the world’s daily oil production – motorists are preparing to feel the pinch at the pump. Gas prices are expected to rise in the coming weeks following an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure over the weekend. While crude oil prices spiked on Monday, analyst Patrick DeHaan at GasBuddy says he doesn’t think the temporary loss of nearly six-million barrels-a-day poses too much of a threat to gasoline supply
Another death associated with vaping…bringing the nationwide total to at least seven and the CDC is taking action. Health officials are urging users to stop vaping…while they scramble to figure out…what aggravating factor is causing these deaths.