Truck runs into back of car at Brushy Fork/Rt. 33 stoplight

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BUCKHANNON — One woman was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with a possible injury after her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning on Route 33. The incident occurred at 9:54 a.m. as Dorothy Williams, 75, of Credo, W.Va. was traveling westbound in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. The light changed to yellow and Williams slowed down to stop; however, the tanker truck driven by Tommy Lemons, 61, of Buckhannon, and owned by Lee Phillips Excavating, was unable to stop in time and struck the Elantra from behind, shoving it into the intersection, according to the report. Skid marks from the rear trailer tires to the start of the marks measured 254.9 feet. Williams reported a possible injury and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Phillips reported no injury. There were no citations issued but Phillips was found at fault for following too closely. The Buckhannon Fire Department and Upshur County EMS also responded. Sgt. Tom Posey with the Buckhannon Police Department is the investigating officer. He was assisted by Upshur deputy Theron Caynor, DNR Sgt. Spangler and BPD Sgt. William Courtney.

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