Two cars roll over in Southern Upshur wrecks


ROCK CAVE — The driver in a Tuesday morning wreck on the Rock Cave Road was trapped in the vehicle, requiring extrication.

The name of the driver has not  been released and the wreck is still under investigation by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

The single-vehicle crash happened at approximately 8:49 a.m. when a Subaru Forester traveling south on Rock Cave Road in Crawford crossed into the northbound lane before careening over an embankment, according to a press release from the  Banks District Volunteer Fire Department. The Forester came to a rest on its side, resulting in the entrapment of the driver.

The driver was taken by Upshur County EMS to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious injuries.

The Banks District VFD and Adrian Volunteer VFD responded.  Traffic was shut down on the road briefly until the scene could be cleared.

In a wreck from Sunday, William Campbell Jr. 62, of Buckhannon, was traveling north on Route 20 near the Gaines Road  in a 2005 Chevy Equinox when he lost control and the car crossed the center line and went into the ditch on the opposite side of the road before rolling over and coming back to a rest on its wheels, according to the report from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

Campbell was reported to have a non-incapacitating injury but refused transport.

A passenger, Sandra L. Campbell, was not injured.

The wreck happened at 6:54 p.m. Sunday in Arlington. The Banks District VFD and Adrian VFD responded to the scene.

 

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