First responders busy with crashes Tuesday

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Officials with the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department respond to a crash during Tuesday’s snowy weather.

RANDOLPH COUNTY — In the midst of the first significant snowfall of the season, area first responders were called to a number of accidents throughout the day Tuesday.

Officials with the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department said one passenger was transported for a minor shoulder injury caused by a single-vehicle rollover along U.S. 48 East/219 North, also known as Corridor H, just before noon Tuesday. The passenger, whose identity has not been released, was transported by Randolph County EMS.

Further investigation of the accident is being conducted by the West Virginia State Police. Colonial Court was called to the scene to tow the vehicle.

Chief Tom Meader of the Elkins Fire Department said EFD responded to eight crashes prior to 4 p.m. Tuesday, noting there were no significant injuries.

“We had cars in ditches and colliding with guard rails — two crashes on the (Beverly Five-lane), one in Crystal Springs, one along Ward Road, another near Faulkner and a few others,” Meader said.

In addition, Chief Bob Elbon of the Tygart Valley Fire Company said TVFC assisted the Huttonsville-Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department on a crash near Fox’s Lumber in Mill Creek prior to 6:15 p.m. Elbon said there was one injury in that accident. The department also responded to a two-vehicle crash on the Back Road with reported minor injuries around 4 p.m.

Officials also said there was a structure fire on Stalnaker Run in the early afternoon Tuesday, with the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department acting as the lead department. Further information was not available by presstime.

According to scanner traffic, area law enforcement officers responded to a number of crashes along U.S. 48 throughout the day, several involving tractor-trailers.