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July 15, 2014

County man dies in UTV accident

FAIRMONT — One person is dead after a UTV accident that occurred over the weekend in Marion County.

Detective Jeanette Williamson with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department said the driver of a utility task vehicle (UTV, or side by side) was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Mods Run Road near Mannington on Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m.

Williamson said there were four occupants in the UTV at the time of the accident. She said there were two males in the front seats and two females in the back seats.

Williamson said the driver was the only rider not wearing a seat belt and that he was also not wearing a helmet.

She said the UTV was traveling up a “steep hill” when it hit a rock and the UTV flipped backward. That caused the vehicle to pin the driver to the ground.

The other three riders were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital by ambulance for injuries and were later released.

“They went to Ruby because they thought (the driver) was going to get life-flighted there,” Williamson said.

HealthNet responded to the scene but no one was transported by air.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is not releasing the name of the driver who lost his life at this time.

Email Emily Gallagher at egallagher@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @EGallagherTWV.

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