Dump truck involved in wreck
ELKINS — One person was transported for medical treatment Thursday afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck involving a dump truck at a construction site in Beverly.
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp, the investigating officer, said at approximately 12:40 p.m. Thursday along U.S. 219/250, a 1999 GMC Sierra collided with a 2008 GMC 2500 and a 1982 International dump truck belonging to Beverage Farms of Green Bank.
“It was a pickup truck that collided with another pickup truck and then a dump truck,” Sharp said. “It was kind of a deflection. You had the dump truck first, a pickup truck behind it and the third vehicle, which was the 1999 GMC Sierra.
“The first two trucks had been flagged stopped for the work zone and the third vehicle (the Sierra) came around the turn — the first two were stopped in the turn — so he tried to negotiate onto the shoulder to get around them, sideswiped the passenger side of the 2500 then went into the back end of the dump truck,” Sharp said.
The driver of the 1999 GMC Sierra was transported via Randolph County EMS to Davis Medical Center, Sharp said.
“The driver that did the striking was the only injury in the incident,” Sharp said. “He was transported by Randolph County EMS to Davis Medical Center. I don’t believe it was life-threatening injuries but I’m unaware if he was transferred on up to Morgantown or not.”
None of the individuals involved in the incident had been identified by officials as of presstime.
Sharp said he is unaware if there were any contributing factors that may have led to the collision and added no citations have been issued; however, the investigation is ongoing.
“There are no citations yet because the driver was medically transported,” Sharp said. “That is still under investigation.”
Randolph County EMS, the West Virginia Department of Highways, the Elkins Fire Department, and the Beverly and Tygart Valley volunteer fire departments assisted on scene.