Beckley, WV Victim and Suspect Identified in Fatal Truck Accident

Beckley, WV (January 5, 2019) – In Beckley, a fatal truck accident took place this past week that led to the death of one person. The victim and suspect have now been identified.

The man who was driving the garbage truck was identified as 40-year-old Jacob Wayne Johnson of Oak Hill. He has now been charged with negligent homicide in relation to the accident.

The charges stem from Johnson driving with the forks of the garbage truck down and failing to yield the right-of-way, which led to the serious accident that took the life of Terrance Gober II.

The accident took place on North Eisenhower Drive. When Johnson tried to turn into Galleria Place, his truck hit Gober’s Jeep with the forks.

Gober died at the scene of the accident. At this time, the investigation into the matter continues to take place.

We would like to first extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Terrance Gober II, whose life was taken too soon in this serious and life-changing accident for all who have been affected. We hope that the family and friends will find peace and comfort at this time.

Fatal Accident in West Virginia 

Damaged headlight and front of carEvery day in West Virginia, fatal accidents take place on our roads. These unfortunate accidents turn lives upside down, as nobody ever expects one of these accidents to take the life of a loved one in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, you and others might be left dealing with the emotional toll these accidents can take on you and the financial aspects that could cause chaos in your life.

At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we made it our personal responsibility to walk you through every step of the process after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. We understand just how tragic these accidents can be and how you will need time to recover so that you can work through the details in your wrongful death claim. We do not want you to feel alone during this time. Contact us for more information at (304) 713-2014 to find out what we can do for you.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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