Three injured in Upshur wreck

ADRIAN – Three people were sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision in Upshur County.

The wreck occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Route 20 South and Alton Road, just south of the town of Adrian.

Police said Clarissa Kelly, 23, of Buckhannon, was driving south in a 1999 red Jeep Cherokee Sport, intending to turn left onto Alton Road, when she collided with a blue Subaru Forester after allegedly failing to yield.

The Subaru, operated by Judith Piercy, 53, from Weston, carried two passengers, Piercy’s 23-year-old daughter and an infant less than 2 years old. Though the infant was unhurt, both Piercy, her daughter, and Kelly were all sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Kelly was cited for lane violation and failure to yield, police said. The speed of the cars was unknown at presstime but police speculated it was around 40 miles per hour.

Trooper D.J. Lowry, of the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police, responded to the scene.

Also responding were both the Buckhannon Fire Department and Adrian Fire Department, as well as the Upshur County EMS.