Three Injured In Accident On U.S. 50

Updated 11/11 @ 6:30 PM

Several people were injured Thursday, after two vehicles collided on U.S. Route 50.

Sgt. Mike Deem of the Wood County crash team says an SUV and a garbage truck were both eastbound on U.S. 50 near interstate 77, when a Jeep Liberty came up behind the truck -- and apparently failed to stop.

The Jeep ran into the truck's rear end and overturned.

Its driver, Brandi Howard of Otway, Ohio, was cited for failure to maintain control and for not having insurance.

She and two passengers in the Jeep were taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for observation.

The driver of the truck was not injured.


UPDATE: 11/11 3:00PM

Police have reopened the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 50, following an accident with multiple injuries.

At this point, we know three people have been taken to an area hospital. The severity of their injuries are unknown.

Tune into WTAP at 5 and WTAP News at 6 for the latest.

UPDATE: 11/11 2:25PM

According to our reporter on the scene, three people have been taken to the hospital.

Police are diverting traffic on U.S. Route 50 to WV Route 47.

Eastbound traffic on U.S. Route 50 remains closed, in between the WV Route 47 and Seventh Street exits.

Area law enforcement are responding to an accident on U.S. Route 50, in between Route 47 and Seventh Street.

The accident happened shortly before 2:00 Thursday afternoon.

At least one vehicle is involved and dispatchers have called a third ambulance to the scene.

Police are asking you to avoid the area.

They have already shut down traffic in the east bound lane.

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