November 3, 2011 - Boone County, W.Va. - An ATV accident left a man suffering fatal injuries on Sunday, October 30.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the accident happened at about 7 p.m. near Emmons Road. Boone County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker said that George Milam, 28, of Ashford, was driving a side-by-side ATV with a passenger in a hollow near the roadway.
Due to causes unknown, Milam lost control of the ATV and it rolled over.
Milam was fatally injured in the accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The ATV's passenger, Travis Myers, 28, also of Ashford, survived the accident. There is no word on whether or not Myers was injured and how severely.
Investigators said that they do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a part in the accident. The cause of the crash remains to be determined. The accident is under ongoing investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
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Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
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- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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