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Hedgesville, WV – One Person Dead After Fatal Car Crash

Determining Liability for an Accident Happening on Our Highways

Hedgesville, WV (December 14, 2018) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal car crash last night, December 13, that led to one fatality and injuries in two others. The accident happened around 7 p.m. in the 13000 block of Back Creek Valley Road.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident, one vehicle was found off the side of the road after getting into a collision. Three people were trapped inside the vehicle. One of these victims was identified as 25-year-old Mason Wrispon, who was transported to the hospital and died while there.

Two other people suffered a variety of critical and serious injuries. One was identified as a woman named Brooke Shambaugh, while the other was identified as a 15-year-old whose name is withheld because he is a minor. The 15-year-old is the only person who has since been released from the hospital.

Police say that speed and alcohol-related issues might be to blame for this accident. At this time, police say that the accident is still under investigation.

Fatal accidents can have major impacts on loved ones who have had to say goodbye to somebody they care about too soon. We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to those involved with the hopes that they can move forward.

Fatal Accident in West Virginia

Hedgesville, WV – One Person Dead After Fatal Car CrashIn West Virginia, fatal accidents take place every day due to the negligence of other parties who share the roads. In 2011 alone, one of the most recent years that statistics regarding fatal accidents were acquired, there were close to 337 traffic incidents that involved fatalities. These accidents happen for many reasons including speeding, distracted driving, and intoxicated driving.

At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced West Virginia car accident attorneys have dedicated themselves to many accident cases where lives have been tragically lost. It is important to know that you have many rights when somebody you love has fallen victim to another person’s neglect. If a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, you might have a personal injury case that can help you and your family move forward. Our past personal injury clients have received case results they can rely on and now we want to offer our support to you. Contact us for more information at 304-431-4050.

Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.

Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.

Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is located in Princeton and Charleston, WV and serves clients in and around such cities as well as southern West Virginia including but not limited to the counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Kanawha and Wyoming.

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