WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 1 p.m. on Indian Run Road, in the Marshville area. The crash was reported after a driver saw a car that had crashed on the side of the road. The car apparently went off of the roadway and over an embankment before crashing into a tree.
The driver of the crashed car, Mark Allen Holt, 25, was still in the vehicle when officials arrived on the scene. Holt was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be serious head injuries. He later died in the hospital.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Authorities in the area are under the stages of investigation.
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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