Man injured in head-on crash in Upshur

By Melissa Toothman

Staff Writer

One person was reported injured following a head-on collision with another vehicle on West Virginia Route 20 North in Upshur County just after 1 p.m. Friday.

The driver of a white sedan was transported to St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital before being transported by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. His condition was not available.

Upshur County Chief Deputy Virgil Miller said that it took about 45 minutes to extricate the driver from the vehicle after the accident because he was pinned in. The name of the driver was not released.

Miller said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Officials believed that the white sedan was driving north on Route 20 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2011 red Ford pick-up traveling south.

The driver of the pick-up, George Hefner of Weston, had just purchased the vehicle in Clarksburg an hour before the accident.

He and his passenger, James Brockleman, were not badly injured, officials said. Both were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.