West Virginia News

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Temporary plan in place for Monroe County ambulance services

As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the ambulance fee for Monroe County was halted. According to county commissioners, those who have not paid the fee are being sent to collections. The county commission owes more than $800,000 in ambulance fees. After a lengthy process, STAT EMS put in a bid to provide services to those in the county. Richard Miller, the Monroe County 911 Director, said STAT EMS will be providing care to people living in the county over the next 90 days. During the county commission meeting on Wednesday, July 1, Miller said the county is not paying STAT to serve the county right now. Miller said one of the departments affected by the ambulance fee ending is the Peterstown Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Boomer Brown said after speaking with their board of directors, they will continue to serve the southern part of the county, for now.
WVNS-TV CBS/Fox 59 Lewisburg

Authorities respond to car fire in Parkersburg

Officials in Parkersburg responded to a car fire early Thursday morning on the 700 block of Eighth Ave. According to the Wood County dispatch, the call for the fire came in at 4:04 a.m., and officials on the scene said that they were able to put out the flames, which had engulfed the car, within a couple of minutes. They also said they heard from neighbors at the scene that the car had been parked there since 8:00 or 9:00 Wednesday night. Both the Parkersburg Fire and Police Department were at the scene.
WTAP-TV NBC 15 Parkersburg

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

One dead in Fayette County motorcycle crash

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley says 911 officials received a call around 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 regarding a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on US Route 60 in the Lookout area. According to the sheriff, responders said the motorcycle had lost control and hit an oncoming vehicle, traveling west on Route 60. The occupant of the motorcycle, identified by the sheriff’s department as William Wilson, 56, of Meadow Bridge, died as a result of his injuries from the crash. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital, treated and released with no injuries. Route 60 was closed for a period of time last night while deputies and Fire and EMS personnel were on the scene, according to Fridley. The West Virginia State Police assisted with crash reconstruction during the investigation.
WOWK-TV CBS 13 Huntington

Elkins reminds residents of fireworks restrictions in the city

State rules on fireworks use relaxed in 2016, but that doesn’t mean people are free to use them anywhere this weekend. Elkins officials are reminding residents that fireworks are banned in the city by an ordinance passed after that 2016 ruling. Fire Chief, Tom Meader, said that his department receives a couple reports each year of fireworks being fire in the city. Meader said small items like sparklers and other novelty fireworks are allowed, but larger ones can cause a problem. “When you get your big fireworks, that’s when you start getting people hurt. And we go on a lot of calls where people have some accidents,” Meader said. Meader said the ordinance calls for fines for those who do shoot fireworks in the city.
WBOY-TV NBC/ABC 12 Clarksburg

Tanker truck, Jeep wreck injures two on Interstate 77 near Gallagher

Two drivers were injured Monday afternoon when a tanker truck and a Jeep collided on Interstate 77 near the Bluestone Travel Plaza. The crash was reported about 1 p.m. near I-77’s the 16 mile marker. Units of the Bluestone Valley Volunteer Fire Department, East River Volunteer Fire Department, West Virginia Parkways Authority were dispatched to the scene. Northbound traffic backed up for miles and proceeded slowly when one lane next to the crash site was opened. The Jeep’s driver sustained serious injuries in the crash, and the tanker truck’s driver had non life-threatening injuries, according to Cpl. M.S. Horton with the West Virginia State Police Turnpike Control. Personnel with the Princeton Rescue Squad transported them to a local hospital.
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