December 15, 2011 – Montrose, W.Va. – The driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident reported Wednesday, December 7 has been identified.
A news report from 5 News states the fatal accident involved a truck, a tractor-trailer, and a house. Mark William Eaton, 61, of Bridgeport, was the driver of the truck that suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The incident occurred when Eaton’s vehicle crossed the center line of US 219 and struck a tractor pulling a trailer full of mulch. The impact sent both vehicles off the road and into a nearby home, occupied by a woman who suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Eaton was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the tractor was uninjured. Police have continued the investigation and preliminary reports indicate that poor road conditions due to snow may have been a contributing factor.
Collisions with tractor-trailers can be devastating and lead to serious, often fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you may find help with a West Virginia accident attorney.
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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