The Times West Virginian

April 30, 2013

Accident on I-79 sends two to hospital

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accident on Interstate 79 that sent two drivers to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

The accident happened near mile marker 132 at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday.

“A reckless driver turned into an accident,” said a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

That driver in a red vehicle was going southbound in the northbound lane when he struck a silver vehicle going northbound.

“Both victims were trapped and had to be extricated,” the deputy said. “Victim number one (in the red vehicle) was taken to Ruby via HealthNet. Victim number two was taken to Ruby by ambulance.”

The interstate was shut down for about an hour, he added.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. No further details were released.

It was a busy day for first responders. Six incidents happened on the interstate within a few miles and hours of each other, in addition to a car fire near Grant Town and another accident on Pleasant Valley Road.

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