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Shocking Development in Route 14 Head On Fatal Crash

By: WTAP News
By: WTAP News

Updated: 2/22/2013 4:05 pm

A shocking development in the head on fatal crash on Route 14 Friday morning.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office said 18-year old Brendon Wigal was southbound on Route 14 shortly before 6 A.M,, when his 1999 Buick Skylark went left of center, and into the northbound lane.

It struck a 2008 Jeep Wrangler driven by 23-year old Emily Babbitt of Racine, Ohio.

Wood County chief deputy Shawn Graham says Wigal was pronounced dead at the scene. He was from Vienna. Babbitt and a passenger, Christopher Bole, were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center. Bole was treated and released while Babbitt is in good condition. Weather is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

As the Wigal family grieves their loss, they also asked for help finding their beloved dog which was in the car. Wigal shared "Bo", the dog, with his fiancee and it was in the Skylark when the car crashed this morning.The dog was found dead not far from the crash. The family wanted to thank those who searched for the dog, which included firefighters.

In a horrible irony tying two fatal crashes together this week, the family confirmed to WTAP News, Brendon and Jake Cunningham, the driver who died earlier this week in a crash on St. Marys Pike were step-brothers.


UPDATE: 2/22/2013 8:01 AM

Route 14 has been reopened.

A fatal crash closed Route 14 in Wood County. It happened before 6 o'clock Friday morning. Wood County deputies are on scene.

The Wood County 911 center tells WTAP News it happened near the Glendale Gym, between Rosemar road and Summit.

Route 14 will be closed until further notice, which means you cannot drive to Williamstown from Vienna and vice versa.


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