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Two Injured In Crash Monday Afternoon

By Staff | Jul 30, 2014

The occupants of the white pick-up truck, shown, were injured Monday afternoon in this incident on state Route 7. (Photo by Ruth Jackson)

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.

Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident that stopped traffic on the roadway for over an hour.