Man killed in single-vehicle wreck

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Staff of Tincher’s Towing Service, in Elkins, work to free a vehicle from a group of trees after it was involved in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Beverly. The driver of the vehicle was killed in the accident, officials said.

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Staff of Tincher’s Towing Service, in Elkins, work to free a vehicle from a group of trees after it was involved in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Beverly. The driver of the vehicle was killed in the accident, officials said.

BEVERLY — One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning near Armstrong Flooring in Beverly.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., a white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, driven by David Wayne Cassell, 30, of Cass, was traveling north on U.S. 219 when it went off the roadway, struck a guardrail, traveled across the road and struck a tree in a lawn, said Randolph County Sheriff Mark T. Brady.

No other individuals were in the vehicle. Cassell was ejected from the vehicle into the lawn and the car traveled roughly 120 feet without a driver before coming to a rest in a second set of trees, police said.

Officials believe the property where the crash occurred to be owned by Armstrong Flooring. It is located directly south of the south entrance gate to the facility.

Deputy B.W. Cogar, who is serving as the lead investigator, said the cause of the accident is unknown at this time but is still under investigation.

“There were no evasive actions taken. No breaking, no steering corrections, nothing,” Brady said about the wreck. “No maneuvers were attempted to prevent the crash.”

Senior Deputy M.P. Dyer, the West Virginia State Police, Randolph County EMS and the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene. Tincher’s Towing removed the vehicle from the property.

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