BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Man injured in truck crash

One man suffered injuries and was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after the coal truck he was driving crashed into a garage in Mill Creek Wednesday.

The one-vehicle accident occurred at about 10 a.m., when Daniel Balduci, 55, of Belington was driving a truck along the Cassity-Adolph Road. The Corley Trucking company truck Balduci was operating traveled off the road and smashed into a garage belonging to Junior George of Cassity, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said.

“The garage was a total loss, and I believe the truck was a total loss too,” Brady said. “At this time, the accident is still under investigation by the deputies. We’re unsure of what caused it – it could have been a medical condition. There were no skid marks on the road that would indicate anything else other than a medical condition.”

Corley Trucking Company is based out of Mabie; Brady said the truck had been loaded with coal at the time the accident transpired.

Brady said weather wasn’t a factor in the accident.

As of 4 p.m., a Ruby Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said Balduci hadn’t been formally admitted as a patient.

In addition to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County EMS, the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the Coalton Vol. Fire Department and the Mill Creek/Huttonsville Vol. Fire Department responded to the scene, Brady said.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.