BUCKHANNON — The Brushy Fork intersection of Highway 33 was a scene of wreckage Monday afternoon, when a tractor trailer failed to yield to a red light and clipped the front end of a Chevrolet Trail Blazer. Clarence Stabler, age 64, of Swansea, South Carolina was the driver of the tractor trailer.
When Stabler struck the front end of the other vehicle, it spun the SUV around and ejected the driver, according to Lt. Doug Loudin of the Buckhannon City Police Department. At the scene, two adults and two children were observed to have been in the Trail Blazer. Loudin reported that he did not know the condition of the Trail Blazer’s driver and stated, “She was transported. There were four individuals in the Trail Blazer. They all were transported to the hospital, and the driver was transported to the airport to be flown.”
Stabler was cited for failure to yield and failure to maintain control, per the investigating officer. Buckhannon City Police, Upshur EMS, Buckhannon Fire Department and the WV Department of Highways all responded to the incident. A&S Recovery was dispatched to tow the Trail Blazer from the scene.