Driver hurt in Route 50 crash transferred to Morgantown hospital

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/3/18 4:30 P.M.

One of two women injured in a three-vehicle crash on Route 50 Wednesday morning has been transported to a Morgantown hospital.

Victoria Arndt, 37, of Elizabeth, was driving a Honda CRV that was hit in the side by a Chevrolet Suburban about 6 a.m. near the northbound Interstate 77 exit ramp.

Arndt and a passenger, Brandi Sears, 41, of Elizabeth, had to be freed from the vehicle by emergency workers.

Both were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center. Arndt was transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, while Sears was still being treated at Camden Clark Wednesday afternoon.

The Wood County sheriff's office said the crash happened after Jerry Tucker, 46, of Lancaster, Ohio, ran a red light while driving east on Route 50. He sideswiped a Ford F-150 pickup before running a second red light and hitting Arndt's CRV.

There were no other injuries, and the sheriff's office said the crash remains under investigation.


UPDATE: 10/3/18 12:05 P.M.

Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries Wednesday morning after a vehicle ran two red lights and struck two other vehicles.

The crash on Route 50 at the northbound Interstate 77 exit ramp happened about 6 a.m.

According to the Wood County sheriff’s office, Jerry Tucker, 46, of Lancaster, Ohio, ran a red light while driving a Chevrolet Suburban east on Route 50.

The Suburban side-swiped a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Austin Cobb, 18, of Caldwell, Ohio, before going through a second red light and hitting the side of a Honda CRV driven by Victoria Arndt, 37, of Elizabeth.

Deputies said Arndt and a passenger, Brandi Sears, 41, of Elizabeth, were trapped in the CRV and had to be taken out of the vehicle by first responders.

Deputies said they were both taken by ambulance to Camden Clark Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Units from the East Wood and Blennerhassett volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Wood county 911 center confirms a two car accident occurred this morning at the US 50 and Interstate 77 interchange in Parkersburg.

According to West Virginia 511 traffic cameras in the area, the accident appears to have occurred just before 6 a.m.

A supervisor at the 911 center confirms two ambulances left the scene en route to Camden Clark Medical Center but was unable to confirm the number of passengers in the vehicles or the number of people injured as a result of the accident.

As of 7:15 a.m., traffic was allowed to start moving again after being at a standstill for almost an hour.

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