The Charleston Gazette reports that the incident happened in the morning on W.Va. 10. According to state police, 3 women were in the car when it ran out of gas and was forced to pull over. Kathy Gibson, 61, of Nibert, went out onto the road to flag down help.
Another motorist pulled over and helped her. As Gibson was returning to her car, she was struck by another vehicle. Gibson was killed in the accident. She died at the scene. The other 2 women were not injured. Their identities have not been released.
The identity of the driver that struck Gibson is also unknown. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident.
The crash is under ongoing investigation by West Virginia State Police.
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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