Icy road leads to Jeep flipping on top

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rests on its top in a culvert along Harpertown-Gilman Road shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Officials with the West Virginia State Police said icy roadway conditions led to the single-vehicle accident.

ELKINS — No injuries were reported after a single-vehicle accident that left an SUV on its top shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Icy roadway conditions were the contributing factor to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, driven by Lindsay Newton, 33, of Montrose, and occupied by two juveniles, coming to a rest upside down in a culvert along Harpertown-Gilman Road outside of Elkins, said investigating officer Trooper 1st Class J.J. Cornelius, of the West Virginia State Police.

“The road was very icy and she lost control. … She went over an embankment into a culvert,” Cornelius said. “The vehicle flipped up on its roof. It was mainly just due to the ice on the road because the road was very icy.”

He added there were no other contributing factors that led to the accident and no injuries were reported at the scene.

The Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Randolph County EMS assisted at the scene.

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