According to officials with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was heading west on the interstate when its driver lost control at the wheel. The car’s rear-end hit a guardrail, causing the vehicle to spin and veer off of the roadway. The vehicle began to flip over before finally crashing into a tree.
The vehicle’s driver, Bryan Tayman of Prince George County,MD, was killed in the accident. He died at the scene.
No other vehicles or people have been reported to be involved or injured.
Officials said that icy roads and excessive speed may have been primary factors in the accident. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department is still 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.