September 12, 2011 - Monongalia County, W.Va. - A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, September 10.
A news report from WDTV indicates that the accident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Van Vorhees Road, around Baker's Ridge. According to officials on the scene, Robert Tingley was driving southbound on the road when he lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to negotiate a turn.
The vehicle went off of the roadway and flipped over. It finally crashed to a stop in a nearby ditch.
Tingley was fatally injured in the accident and was confirmed dead at the scene.
According to reports, there were no other people in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.
The cause of the car crash remains to be determined. Officials said that speed may have been a primary factor in the accident but they will not know for sure until Morgantown State Police are done investigating.
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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