WDTV reports that the crash happened just after 10 p.m. on Route 19, near Weston. State Police said that a motorcycle went off of the roadway and crashed into a telephone pole. Exact details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
The motorcyclist sustained fatal wounds in the accident. He was confirmed dead at the scene by officials. The identity of the motorcyclist has not yet been revealed to the public.
The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident. No additional injuries or fatalities have been brought forth in relation to this crash.
The fatal accident is under ongoing investigation by the West Virginia State Police. Officials with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department were also on the scene.
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 WestVirginia.
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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