HINKLEVILLE — A driver who initially fled the scene of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision Friday evening was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
Bryan Morlock, 46, of Lima, Ohio, was traveling south on Route 20 before the former General Store location when he went left of center and struck another vehicle, according to Cpl. B.K. Wright with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Morlock and his passenger initially fled into up the hill and into the woods, according to Wright.
Wright thanked Sgt. Marshall Powers and K-9 Officer A.J., who were able to locate the pair about 300 yards from the wreck scene.
The passenger, Morlock’s wife, was released.
Wright said Morlock would be charged with DUI with injury and leaving the scene with injury.
Morlock’s Kia Soul struck a Chevy Suburban, driven by Charles “Chuck” Rutherford, of Adrian, who was traveling northbound on Route 20.
Rutherford reported no injuries. However, his passenger, Crystal Rutherford, was taken by Upshur County EMS to St. Joseph’s Hospital to be checked out.
The Adrian Volunteer Fire Department and Buckhannon Fire Department also responded.
More information will follow in Wednesday’s edition.
Earlier in the evening, Wright also responded to a vehicle and motorcycle wreck on the Old Weston Road about 5:10 p.m.
A Honda Tucson, driven by Zamie Williston, 78, of Roanoke, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into Buckhannon Motorsports and didn’t see the motorcycle coming, pulling into its path, according to Wright.
Williston was not injured but was shaken up by the wreck and taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Upshur County EMS.
The driver of the motorcycle, Richard Mealey, 46, of Weston, was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital with injuries.
Both Williston and Mealey have citations pending in the wreck, according to Wright.
The Buckhannon Fire Department also responded.