UPDATE: Crash Team Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Accident

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

UPDATE: 4/15/11 9:00PM

Shortly after 6:00 Friday evening, crews responded to a single vehicle accident near the Blennerhassett Island Bridge.

Deputy Tennant with the Wood County Crash Team says 52-year old Roy Collins of Washington, West Virginia was driving eastbound when, for unknown reasons, he crossed into the westbound lane, then went back into the eastbound lane and overturned the vehicle.

He says Collins' vehicle hit the guard rail and he died from impact.

Crews quickly shut down traffic and kept the road closed for about an hour and a half.

The crash team does not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor.

The investigation continues.

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UPDATE: 4/15/11

Crews have cleared the scene of a fatal accident on U.S. Route 50 near the Blennerhassett Island Bridge.

Traffic is back open.

No other details are being released at this time.

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Emergency crews are responding to a fatal single vehicle accident on U.S. Route 50 near the Blennerhassett Island Bridge.

Police have shut down eastbound traffic on Corridor D and are diverting motorists.

Details are few at this point, but we have a reporter on the scene.

We'll have the latest details on WTAP.com and WTAP News at 11 and Fox Parkersburg News at 10.


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