December 5, 2011 – Wood County, W.Va. – A person was killed when 2 cars collided into each other on Friday, December 2.
According to an accident report on WSAZ, the collision happened Friday night on Interstate 77, near Mineral Wells. West Virginia State Police troopers indicated that 2 vehicles were involved in a t-bone collision on the roadway. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
A person was reported to sustain fatal injuries in the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Whether or not any of the other people involved in the accident were injured is unclear.
Interstate 77 was blocked to traffic for a brief period of time following the accident. All lanes have since been reopened.
The root of the accident remains unsolved as details and evidence of the accident is being investigated by local authorities.
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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