BUCKHANNON — According to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, one man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Buckhannon.
The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Friday March 4. In addition, Buckhannon Fire Department, Washington District Volunteer Fire Department, West Virginia State Police and Upshur County EMS responded to the scene. The press release stated that, upon arrival, responders were met by bystanders who had begun CPR on the individual who had been struck. Unfortunately, the life saving measures proved unsuccessful as the man, identified as David Knight, age 43 of Buckhannon, was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The press release stated that, at this time, the identity of the driver will not be released, as there in an ongoing investigation. Upshur County Sheriff’s Department believes that drugs and/or alcohol may have been involved in the accident and that the victim was in the roadway at the time he was struck.