Two injured in Kesling Mill wreck


BUCKHANNON — Two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road.

The wreck happened at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, when a Stonewall Home Oxygen Therapy van driven by Everett Perrine Jr., 47, of Weston, was attempting to cross Route 33 from Kesling Mill Road to Route 151, according to Cpl. Rodney Rolenson with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the investigating officer.

As Perrine was crossing the highway, he pulled out in front of a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by Barbara Lee, 49, of French Creek. Lee was unable to stop and consequently hit the back of the van, according to Rolenson.

“He didn’t see her at all,” Rolenson said.

Perrine, an employee of SJMH, wasn’t cited, but he was found at fault for failing to yield right-of-way, Rolenson said.

Both Perrine and Lee were injured and subsequently transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Upshur EMS for treatment of their injuries.

Lisa Wharton, vice president for public relations, marketing and foundation for St. Joseph’s Hospital, said both Perrine and Lee were treated and released Thursday afternoon.

Rolenson was assisted by chief deputy Mike Kelley of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. In addition to Upshur EMS, the Buckhannon Fire Department and the Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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