Chief Deputy Mike Koontz of the Wetzel County Sheriff's Department confirmed that a citation was issued in an accident that occurred Monday involving a tractor-trailer.
Koontz stated the wreck occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. when the tractor trailer transporting drilling materials was headed west on state Route 7 near the Wetzel County 4-H grounds. Koontz said that the tractor trailer crossed over the center line at a sharp turn and collided head-on with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, which had two occupants.
Koontz stated the two occupants of the pick-up truck were transported to Wetzel County Hospital for treatment to injuries and were later released. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured, but was issued a citation.
The occupants of the white pick-up truck, shown, were injured Monday afternoon in this incident on state Route 7. (Photo by Ruth Jackson)
Wetzel County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident that stopped traffic on the roadway for over an hour.