Centreville sees 2 vehicle rollovers in two-day span
CENTREVILLE — Two vehicle rollovers occurred in the town of Centreville in the past week, according to reports from the Centreville Police Department. On Thursday, May 11, at 2:03 p.m., the driver of a 1997 Mercedes, Sam Blackwell of Centreville, was traveling south on North Liberty Street near Academy Lane when he started skidding and lost control of the vehicle, said Lt. Conrad Meil.
The Mercedes rolled, coming to rest on the side of the street, landing completely overturned. Blackwell was taken by ambulance to the local hospital for evaluation of any injuries, said Meil.
The driver was found at fault in the accident, but no citation was issued, he said. Rain was considered a factor.
The second rollover occurred Friday, May 12, at 11:44 p.m. near the intersection of South Commerce Street and Fayette Street, in the vicinity of the library. Kelsey Merkell, 32, of Centreville, was traveling in north on S. Commerce in a 2015 Honda Accord when she drifted to the right, striking a parked car with two occupants, said Meil.
The parked car was pushed up onto the curb. Merkell then struck another vehicle and flipped and rolled the vehicle she was driving.
No injuries were reported. Meil said it had been raining over the course of the past two days, but alcohol was a contributing factor to Friday’s crash.
Merkel was issued citations and arrested, he said.