November 17, 2011 - Sissonville, W.Va. - According to a news story on WSAZ, an early morning accident left 2 people dead and sent a man to the hospital on Wednesday morning, November 16.
The accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. on Interstate 77 near the 106 mile marker. Officials said that a black Ford Focus was driving southbound on the interstate when, due to causes unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Focus then hit the median and overturned.
Based on reports, 2 female passengers were ejected from the Focus on impact. Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford, Salvador Meza, 25, of Glen Allen, Virginia, was wounded in the accident and was transported to CAMC General Hospital for medical attention. He's said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries.
There were also 2 children in the backseat of the vehicle when it crashed. Both children were properly secured in their seats and weren't injured.
The accident is under the stage of investigation by officials with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
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.
In an effort to raise awareness of common factors in serious and fatal car accidents in West Virginia, our firm routinely publishes news items about traffic crashes in our region.
Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car crashes;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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