October 17, 2011 - Marshall County, W.Va. - A person was killed and 2 more were injured in a 2-vehicle car accident on Sunday, October 16.
According to an accident report from WBOY, the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. on U.S. 250 when a Dodge Neon, driven by David Schwing, 19, of Wheeling, made an attempt to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. Schwing lost control of the Neon, resulting in it crashing into a minivan.
A passenger in Schwing's vehicle, Arthur Woods, 19, of Fork Ridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Schwing was injured in the accident and was taken to Wheeling Hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
The minivan's driver, Penny Rouse, of Wheeling, was also hurt in the crash. She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.
Officials said that Schwing may face charges for the accident. The charges are pending a conversation with the prosecutor.
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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