UPDATE: Elizabeth man hospitalized after Sept. 8 crash dies

ELIZABETH, W.Va. - UPDATE: 9/18/17 9:44 A.M.

A Wirt County man hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident on Sept. 8, has died, according to a spokesman for the Wirt County Sheriff's Office.

Howard Charles McCoy, 76, of Elizabeth, died on Saturday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was driving alone in his SUV on Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the right side of the road and over an embankment.

Authorities say he might have suffered a medical problem that led to the crash.

McCoy was taken by ambulance to Camden Clark Medical Center after the accident and later transferred to Ruby Memorial.


UPDATE: 09/11/2017 11:15 A.M.

A Wirt County man remains in the hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Friday.

According to a spokesman for the West Virginia State Police, Howard Charles McCoy, 76, of Elizabeth, was driving on Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the right side of the road and over an embankment.

The spokesman says McCoy, who was alone in the vehicle, might have suffered a medical emergency that led to the crash.

McCoy was taken by ambulance to Camden Clark Medical Center and later transferred to WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He remains in the hospital in critical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The crash remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY:

One driver is hospitalized after a 1-vehicle crash on Route 5 in Wirt County on Friday afternoon.

The West Virginia State Police say the crash happened at 1:15 P.M. Friday on Route 5, near the intersection of Route 53.

Investigators say the driver was headed toward Grantsville on Route 5, when his vehicle left the right side of the road and dropped over a 15-foot embankment near the road.

The driver was taken by St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service to Camden Clark Medical Center, where he is being treated for injuries.

The West Virginia State Police are still investigating what caused the crash.



 
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