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Accident Causes Route 180 Shutdown

By Staff | Jun 6, 2016

Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Koontz confirmed that a Solid Waste Services garbage truck and a Coen Oil Company truck collided this morning, causing Route 180 in Wetzel County to be shutdown for several hours for cleanup of fuel from the oil company truck’s fuel tank.

“The garbage truck was turning into Cider Run Road, and the Coen oil truck rearended it, causing the garbage truck to overturn,” Koontz stated.

Furthermore, approximately 50-100 gallons of fuel from the Coen Oil Company truck’s fuel tank was spilled onto the roadway as a result of the accident.

“The tank on the back of the truck wasn’t actually leaking,” Koontz explained.

Koontz said that local dispatch received the call regarding the accident at 8:25 a.m. WCSO Deputies Mike Neff and Donald Bordenkircher, Wetzel County EMS, and New Martinsville and Paden City Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the scene. West Virginia Department of Transportation, WV Department of Highways, and WV Department of Environmental Protection were on scene as well.

The drivers of each vehicle were transported by ambulance to Wetzel County Hospital.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Accident Causes Route 180 Shutdown

By Staff | Jun 6, 2016

Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Koontz confirmed that a Solid Waste Services garbage truck and a Coen Oil Company truck collided this morning, causing Route 180 in Wetzel County to be shutdown for several hours for cleanup of fuel from the oil company truck’s fuel tank.

“The garbage truck was turning into Cider Run Road, and the Coen oil truck rearended it, causing the garbage truck to overturn,” Koontz stated.

Furthermore, approximately 50-100 gallons of fuel from the Coen Oil Company truck’s fuel tank was spilled onto the roadway as a result of the accident.

“The tank on the back of the truck wasn’t actually leaking,” Koontz explained.

Koontz said that local dispatch received the call regarding the accident at 8:25 a.m. WCSO Deputies Mike Neff and Donald Bordenkircher, Wetzel County EMS, and New Martinsville and Paden City Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the scene. West Virginia Department of Transportation, WV Department of Highways, and WV Department of Environmental Protection were on scene as well.

The drivers of each vehicle were transported by ambulance to Wetzel County Hospital.

No charges have been filed at this time.