Two Children Killed in Accident on March 9, 2013
From Report By Jamie Stover, Reporter WBOY Channel 12, Clarksburg, WV
Two children were dead on scene, according to Clarksburg Police Chief Marshall Goff. Their ages are unknown at this time. A water tank truck for Marcellus shale fracking was seen laying on top of a four-door sedan. This accident occurred at the US Route 50 exit to West Pike Street in Clarksburg.
The two drivers involved in the crash were taken to the United Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A male was driving the water truck, a female, also the mother of the children, was operating the sedan.
The accident happened when a sedan that was exiting US Route 50 West and turning left on to West Pike Street collided with a water truck that was exiting US Route 50 East and turning right on West Pike Street.
One Dead After US Route 50 Tanker Truck Accident in July 2012
An accident in the Salem, WV, area of US Route 50 involving a tanker truck left one person dead, according to WBOY, Channel 12 in Clarksburg in July 2012.
An official with the Salem Volunteer Fire Department said the driver of the tanker truck was killed in the accident. The accident happened near Dark Hollow Road.
There’s no word on what caused the accident. The tanker was reported carrying calcium chloride solution. There were no reported leaks, but an environmental crew was brought in to assess the situation.
West Virginia State Police identified the victim as Michael Reynolds, 63, of New Castle, Pa.
Reynolds’s truck crashed into the median and rolled upside down, after it failed to make a turn, police said. State Police could not understand why Reynolds did not turn, they said, and prevent the accident.