Upshur County Sheriff’s Department releases statement

BUCKHANNON — On April 20, 2022, at approximately 5:02 a.m., the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 20 North near the intersection of Shumaker Road. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 2018 International dump truck had lost control and collided with a 2022 Toyota Corolla.

According to the release, the Toyota was traveling northbound while the International was traveling southbound. Fire units on the scene used the jaws of life to extricate both drivers. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the International truck was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The names of the individuals that were involved will not be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

The Public Service Commission Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division is also investigating the accident. The Buckhannon Fire Department, the Warren District Fire Department, the Upshur County EMS and the Department of Highways also responded to the scene.


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