May 25, 2012 – Harrison County, W.Va. – A man was killed in a head-on collision, involving a truck, on Thursday, May 24.
WBOY reports that the accident happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Route 50 near the Harrison-Doddridge county lines. Officials said that a car was driving eastbound on the roadway when it drifted across the center line and into the path of a westbound truck. The truck and the car then collided head on.
The man that was driving the car was killed in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unclear whether or not the driver of the truck was injured in the accident.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Officials said that the deceased man may have fallen asleep at the wheel or had a medical condition that contributed to the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 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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