No injuries in pair of wrecks

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BUCKHANNON — No one was injured in two wrecks — both on South Kanawha Street — that occurred less than two hours apart Monday.

The first accident, a rear-end collision, happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. A 2000 Chevy cargo van, driven by Robert DeMastes, 56, of Rock Cave, and a 2015 Chrysler 200-S, driven by Mikala Phillips, 17, of Buckhannon, were both traveling north on South Kanawha Street, according to a report filed by investigating officer, Sgt. Tom Posey of the Buckhannon Police Department.

The rear-end collision occurred when DeMastes stopped to make a left turn onto Putnam Street across from Advanced Auto Parts, and Phillips struck his vehicle from behind. No citations were issued, but Phillips was faulted for the accident due to following too closely.

The second wreck was a head-on collision that happened at 4:51 p.m. at the intersection of South Kanawha and Locust Street, according to a report filed by Patrolman First Class Joshua Wilson with the Buckhannon Police Department. A 2002 tan Chevy Blazer driven by Kevin Jones, 49, of Buckhannon, had pulled out of South Kanawha Street.

At that point, a tan 2016 Town and Country Chrysler driven by Betty Heavner, 75, of Buckhannon, that was headed north on South Kanawha Street, hit the front of the blazer driven by Jones.

Jones was found at fault for failure to yield right-of-way but was not cited for that offense. However, Wilson did cite Jones for no registration and no insurance.

In addition to the BPD, the Buckhannon Fire Department and Upshur EMS responded to both wrecks.

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