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FATAL ACCIDENT

Norton woman killed in crash

December 13, 2013
By Brad Johnson - Managing Editor , The Inter-Mountain

NORTON - A Norton woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Corridor H Thursday evening, police said.

Teresa Elmore, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and County Route 151 at approximately 5:30 p.m., police said.

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Anthony Gaynor
This Ford F-150, driven by Joseph R. Loudin, 40, of Buckhannon, was demolished in a two-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Norton woman, 44-year-old Teresa Elmore, Thursday evening. The wreck occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and County Route 151 at approximately 5:30 p.m., police said.

Elmore was driving a 2004 Nissan Sentra west on Corridor H and was turning left onto County Route 151 when her vehicle was struck by a 2008 Ford F-150 driven by Joseph R. Loudin, 40, of Buckhannon, according to the report.

The Ford was traveling east on Corridor H, and the Nissan was struck as it crossed the eastbound lanes, police said.

No criminal charges are pending at this time, according to the release.

The investigating officer was Sr. Trooper J.J. Cornelius, assisted by Sgt. P.B. Cork and Trooper First Class J.R. Wince.

Traffic along the eastbond lanes of Corridor H was backed up for several miles after the wreck. The line of idling vehicles extended past the Junior exit on Route 33.

Dozens of emergency personnel were on the scene. Firefighters gathered around the smashed Nissan where it came to rest on the right side of the highway. The wreck left the Ford truck in the roadway, blocking both lanes of traffic.

Police cruisers, ambulances and firetrucks surrounded the accident site, and large lights were set up to illuminate the scene.

Within hours of the accident, local residents were expressing their condolences on social media.

On Facebook, Elmore's cousin, Bunji Elmore of Norton, was sent dozens of messages offering prayers for his family.

Megan Carter posted, "I'm gonna miss her, she was an amazing person."

Martha Kyle Roy wrote, "So sorry for the family's loss. I remember her when she was younger and her mom would bring her to church."

Bunji Elmore himself posted, "She was a special cousin. I felt like a big brother. Gonna miss her."

- Night Editor Anthony Gaynor contributed to this article.

 
 

 

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