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Third-Offense DUI Results in Multi-Vehicle Collision in Morgantown

Morgantown, WV:  On the morning of Friday, August 19th, 2022, an impaired Morgantown man caused a multiple-vehicle accident on the Westover Bridge, resulting in two people being transported by ambulance for injuries. First of all, this five-vehicle collision on the Westover Bridge was no accident.  It is never correct to refer to a devastating crash…

Drunk Driver Runs Over Boy and Injures 4 Others at the Mason County Fairground

Families are fervently praying and calling their neighbors to pray after a drunk driver ran over their 12-year-old son’s legs and hit two other children and two adults who were walking near the admission gate of the Mason County Fair.  The boy, Brailey Wallace, and his two brothers were among the five people hit. The boy…

Contractor at fault for 2021 Fatal Randolph County Mine Accident

MSHA released its preliminary report on August 5, 2022 regarding a fatal mine accident that occurred in August of 2021.  Timothy Collins, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with over 10 years of experience, was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a vehicle.  According to the investigation,  Mr. Collins was killed when a dump…

Impaired Bicyclist Causes Collision with a Car in Mill Creek, WV

MILL CREEK, WV:  Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department have charged a bicyclist with DUI after police say he caused an accident on Friday, August 29th, 2022 on Beechnut Drive. At 9 p.m. police began an investigation into a car-bicycle accident and observed both with damage. Police learned the unidentified bike rider was in…

Tragic Construction Work Fatality In Clarksburg, WV

CLARKSBURG, WV – A tragic workplace fatality occurred in March 2022 in the Clarksburg area at around 2:30 pm.  Several pieces of heavy excavation equipment were being operated in the area of East Main Street in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  Wayne Burchard, age 75,  fell in front of a moving excavator and was run over by…

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Emily Drive in Clarksburg, WV

Clarksburg, WV: According to the Harrison County 911 Communication Center, a fatal motorcycle accident was reported on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the intersection of Lodgeville Road and Emily Drive (Rte 50) near the old Eat’N Park location in Bridgeport. According to officials on the scene, the accident was between a motorcycle and a vehicle,…

DUI Collision Causes Death of Unborn Baby

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV: A man has been charged with Driving Under the Influence Causing Death after deputies say he caused a crash under the influence that led to a woman losing her unborn baby. The fatal collision happened along I-77 South just after 6:30 a.m. on July 18. West Virginia Code 17C-5-2 states: “Any person…

Nicholas County Crash Kills Driver, Passenger Life-flighted to Hospital

NETTIE, WV – One person has died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Nicholas County. According to West Virginia State Police, the crash happened around 3:41 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022 on WV Route 20 near the Cheer Lane intersection in Nettie. Troopers say a pickup truck with two occupants crossed into…

Near Head-on Collision in Grafton Sends Two to Hospital

GRAFTON, WV: On July 15, 2022, first responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of West Main and Sycamore Streets in Grafton. The drivers of both vehicles were transported from the scene of the nearly head-on collision to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Taylor County EMS and the Grafton…

Motorcycle Fatality in Rowlesburg, West Virginia

ROWLESBURG, W.Va. – A Preston County man died after two days in the hospital following a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle over the weekend. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than an occupant in an automobile. According to a release from the…