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Wrong-way driver causes serious car accident


Motor vehicle accidents occur all the time, but some of the worst accidents occur late at night when visibility is reduced and drivers are tired or may have been drinking or using drugs. Speeding is also a common factor -- one particularly common to younger drivers -- and is likely to increase the chances of an accident.

Unfortunately, West Virginia is not immune to deadly crashes, especially those occurring around weekends. One recent deadly car accident just south of Morgantown left two people dead, one injured, a trail of fiery wreckage and law enforcement officials trying to determine what went wrong.

According to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department, the cause of the accident on Interstate 68 just outside Morgantown was a wrong-way driver. Deputies say a 28-year-old male driving a Ford Explorer was traveling west in the highway's eastbound lanes when he sideswiped a Volkswagen Jetta and then hit a Subaru head-on. The wrong-way driver and the 20-year-old female driver of the Subaru were killed. The Volkswagen driver, a 25-year-old male, was treated and released from a nearby hospital. Both people killed were Morgantown residents.

Sheriff's deputies say the wreck happened around 10:30 p.m. and forced a highway closure for several hours. Deputies are trying to figure out why the 28-year-old driver, a former Marine and veteran of two tours in Iraq, was traveling in the wrong direction.

Although law enforcement officials are probably a few days away from determining with certainty why one of those killed was driving the wrong way, one possibility is negligence. Any number of behaviors can constitute negligence, including distracted driving with a cellphone or smartphone, driving under the influence of intoxicants and speeding.

Source: The DPost.com, "I-68 crash victims identified," April 20, 2015

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