Route 47 Crash Leaves One Dead

A crash on Route 47 Sunday killed the driver.

The Wood County Sheriff's office says it happened shortly before 10a.m. Sunday, just east of Atkinson Ridge Road.

The sheriff's office says 44 year old David Weekley was driving westbound on Route 47, when witnesses say he suddenly ran off the side of the road and hit the bank.
The 1999 Chevy Silverado traveled down the ditch several hundred feet where it finally came to a stop. It was totaled.

The WV State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The Wood County Crash Team in investigating. The team is made up of experts from the sheriff's office and WV State Police detachment.

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