Doddridge County, WV – Man Killed in Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash
Doddridge County, WV (November 23, 2018) – One man lost his life in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Doddridge County and has since been identified as 20-year-old Jeffrey William Hawkins II.
The accident happened on US Route 50 around 6:15 a.m. Monday at Wiseman Run Road. At the time of the incident, police claimed that Hawkins was traveling westbound in his pickup truck. For reasons that police do not yet know, he crossed over the center line and ran into a tractor-trailer truck.
The head-on collision was so serious that Hawkins’ truck caught on fire. Firefighters were called to the scene and had to cut the truck open to get inside and remove him. Hawkins was immediately taken to the hospital but pronounced dead while there.
Police continue to investigate at this time.
We would like to first extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey William Hawkins II at this time and hope that his loved ones will be able to move forward with peace and comfort at this time.
Fatal Accident in West Virginia
West Virginia fatal accidents are actually decreasing every year, which means that many measures are being taken to prevent these accidents on our roads. In 2006, for example, 410 fatal accidents were reported, which decreased to 378 by 2008 and 315 in 2010. Many of the fatal accidents that take place happen due to drunk driving, distracted driving, and more.
At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we want to stress the importance of having an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side when you are looking for reliable results in your case. If you have lost somebody closest to you in an accident, you don’t want to handle these complicated matters on your own but instead trust your case in the hands of an attorney who understands how to deal with these complicated scenarios. Contact us today for help that you can rely on at 304-431-4050.
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