Cars collide at Childers Run

BUCKHANNON — Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck at the Route 33 and Childers Run intersection Wednesday afternoon.

The wreck happened about 2 p.m. as Madelyn Sue Flint, 75, of Buckhannon, crossed the eastbound lanes of Route 33 from the Childers Run/151 crossover and stopped in the median between the east and westbound lanes, according to investigating officer Patrolman Sammy Criss from the Buckhannon Police Department. 

Flint then pulled into the westbound lane of Route 33 and struck Gregory Alfred Howard, 55, of Buckhannon, who was driving a 2017 Toyota Rav4.

Howard lost control of his vehicle due to the impact and the Rav4 rolled three times, coming to a stop about 100 yards down Route 33, off the shoulder of the westbound lane. Flint’s 2006 Jeep Cherokee ended up facing eastbound in the westbound lane.

Upshur County EMS took Howard and Flint to
St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Howard was transferred from St. Joseph’s Hospital to Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to Lisa Wharton, vice president of marketing, public relations and foundation at St. Joe’s. Flint was released.

Howard was listed in fair condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to a spokeswoman Thursday.

Two passengers in Flint’s vehicle, Alan West, 72, and Norma West, 77, reported no injuries.

Flint was not cited but found at fault in the wreck.

The Buckhannon Fire Department and Warren District Volunteer Fire Department responded.

The West Virginia Department of Highways helped with clean-up and traffic control.

Traffic was reduced to one lane going westbound for a period of time.

Criss was assisted by chief Matt Gregory, Sgt. Tom Posey and Sgt. Mark Stewart at the scene.

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