Accident Sends 2 To Area Hospitals

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A single vehicle accident in Waverly has sent two people to area hospitals.

The accident reportedly happened around 2:45pm Thursday near the Bull Street intersection on WV Route 2.

Officials said the driver, 18-year-old Caitlyn Berry, was driving southbound when she crossed over into the northbound lane. She then allegedly overcorrected, went over the guardrailm and hit a utility pole before landing on its top.

Berry was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg where she was under evaluation in the emergency room at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

The passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Megan Gilliam, was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was still in the emergency room there at 4:45 p.m. Thursday and her condition was unavailable.

Gilliam told authorities that Berry swerved to miss deer.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident

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