UPDATE: Two Wood Co. Teens Taken To Hospitals After Single Vehicle Accident

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UPDATE 05/09/2011 1:35 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, Alex Wade, was listed in satisfactory condition at Charleston Area Medical Center.

UPDATE 05/08/2011 11:25 p.m.

A single vehicle accident on U.S. Route 50 sent two Wood County teens to hospitals Sunday evening.

Wood County Sheriff's Sergeant Brett Pickens said around 6:30 p.m., an SUV driven by 17-year-old Alex Wade was westbound on U.S. Route 50 when it came to a bend near the Montgomery Hill and Stillwell Roads intersection and went into the median, rolling over three times.

Pickens says it appears the inexperience of a young driver led to the crash after a vehicle passed the SUV.

Pickens said Wade was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital and his condition was unavailable Sunday night.

Pickens said a passenger, 15-year-old Timi Gibson, was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center with minor non-life threatening injuries.


UPDATE 05/08/2011 8:03pm

Traffic along State Route 50 has reopened after a single vehicle accident closed both east and westbound lanes.

Stay tuned to WTAP.com and WTAP News at 11 for further details.
First responders are on scene of a single vehicle accident on State Route 50.

According to officials at the Wood County 911 center both lanes, both east and west, are closed at this time to assist in a helicopter evacuation of the victim.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is on the scene and investigating. Officials say they have not requested the crash team at this point.

The extent of the injuries to the occupants of the car are unknown at this time.

Stay tuned to WTAP.com and WTAP News at 11 for further details.

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