On Tuesday afternoon of this past week, a fatal two-car accident was reported on Route 14/Elizabeth Pike that took the life of one person.
83-year-old Margaret Dye, of Mineral Wells, died after she had been driving her 2006 Toyota Camry and a pickup truck went left-of-center, colliding with her vehicle.
The driver of the pickup truck that struck her vehicle was identified as 35-year-old Jerry Wayne Hartley. He was flown to the Charleston Area Medical Center. His passenger, 41-year-old Centha Diveley, was taken by ambulance to another hospital.
Authorities say that the accident happened around 1:45 p.m. near the Church Of Christ and the roadway was closed for approximately three hours.
At this time, police say that charges are pending. Their investigation into the matter continues at this time.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Margaret Dye, whose life was taken prematurely in this horrific accident.
Fatal Accidents in West Virginia
In one year, hundreds of people will lose their lives in West Virginia car accidents. Though some of these accidents are just that, others will happen due to the outright negligence of other parties. If you have lost someone close to you in a serious accident and you wonder how you can move forward, our wrongful death attorneys want you to know that you have many rights.
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, our dedicated attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases and are willing to stand by your side to ensure your rights are being protected in the midst of a serious accident. You might be struggling to come to terms with what has happened with your loved one; meanwhile, you are left to deal with the financial situation on your own and the aftermath of a fatal accident that should have never occurred. We will stand by your side and attempt to make this situation more bearable for you when you need us most. Please contact us for more information at (304) 713-2014.