Pocahontas man killed in single-vehicle accident

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, a resident of Pocahontas County, was killed in the accident.

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

A white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, driven by a Pocahontas County man, 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, according to Randolph County Sheriff Mark T. Brady.

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time, pending notification of his family. No other individuals were in the vehicle.

The man was ejected from the vehicle in the lawn and the car traveled roughly 120 feet without a driver before coming to a rest in a second set of trees.

The property where the crash occurred is believed to be owned by Armstrong Flooring and is directly south of the South Entrance gate to the facility.

Brady said the cause of the accident is unknown at this time but it is still under investigation. Deputy B.W. Cogar is the lead investigator.

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

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