Hedgesville, WV One Dead in Fatal Car Accident on Hedgesville Road

close up image of a police car's lightsHedgesville, WV (April 27, 2019) – Following a car accident that took place on Hedgesville Road, one person lost their life while two were airlifted to various medical centers for the treatment of their injuries. The accident involved multiple vehicles at the entrance of a school in Berkeley County yesterday, April 26th.

Deputies investigated the scene of the crash, where they found that 53-year-old Karen Wade, of Martinsburg, had been driving east on Hedgesville Road when she crossed over the double line and collided head-on with a pickup truck. The driver was identified as 39-year-old Juan Gomez-Reyes.

According to authorities, Wade was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Gomez-Reyes and Wade’s granddaughter were taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter.

Police are still searching for those who might have witnessed the accident and continue their investigation at this time.

Our genuine condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of Karen Wade at this time, and we offer our hopes of recovery for those who suffered injuries in this accident.

Fatal Accidents in West Virginia 

Every year, hundreds of lives are taken in serious and fatal West Virginia accidents at the hands of negligent parties. Drivers are supposed to abide by a standard duty of care when they are sharing our roads and, if this duty is breached and serious results occur, a driver can be held liable for the damages that result. If you and your family have lost somebody close to you in a car accident in West Virginia, you have a right to compensation.

Our attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner have helped many clients work toward the results they deserve during one of the most challenging times in their lives. We understand how overwhelmed you might be feeling if you have lost a loved one and you are grieving while balancing a wide variety of expenses, such as medical bills, funeral costs, emotional suffering, and more. Nobody should have to stand alone during these difficult times. Please contact us at (304) 713-2014 for more information.


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