WSAZ reported the story after police released the identity of the victim, Serena Lynn Williams, 31, of Fenwick. Williams was traveling westbound on Route 39 toward Summersville and ran off-road and collided with a tree. The head-on collision resulted in fatal injuries to Williams who was transported to Summersville Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.
Police have yet to disclose any further details of the investigation, such as the potential for driver impairment.
There are many factors that can be involved in a single-vehicle car crash that could have been the fault of another. In cases where there’s little evidence to support the negligence of another party, it’s important to have an attorney help your family pursue any legal action you may need to take on behalf of your loved one.
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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