ELKINS — One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 outside Parsons Tuesday morning, officials said.
The wreck involved a tractor-trailer and a box truck colliding head-on. The impact sent the vehicles over an embankment, bringing down a utility pole on the way.
The accident occurred at about 7:30 p.m., according to the Tucker County 911 Communications Center. No names of anyone involved in the accident, or other details, have yet been released by authorities.
The wreck blocked traffic for hours, and emergency workers were still on the scene as of Tuesday afternoon.
A Tucker County Sheriff’s Department representative said the wreck is being investigated by Chief Deputy Justin Sigley.
Also responding at the scene were the West Virginia State Police, the Parsons Police Department, Tucker County EMS and the Parsons and Leading Creek volunteer fire departments.
Wrecks were reported throughout the region Tuesday, with snowfall and icy roads likely playing a part in many of the accidents.
In Barbour County at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a car went over an embankment on the 4-H Camp Road and landed on its top, but no one was seriously injured in the accident, a representative for Barbour County E-911 Center said Tuesday afternoon.
Other minor accidents related to the weather were reported throughout Barbour County Tuesday morning, the representative said.
In Randolph County, wrecks were reported in Crystal Springs, Harman and Huttonsville, as well as other areas, during Tuesday’s snowfall.
The National Weather Service in Charleston is calling for mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 48 degrees.
No precipitation is expected.
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