One dead, one hospitalized after U.S. 460 wreck

Jessica Nuzzo/Bluefield Daily TelegraphOne fatality was confirmed in a car wreck Sunday on U.S. 460 near Oakvale. The driver of the Ford F-150 involved in the crash was flown out for medical treatment, according to State Police.

oakvale — A motor vehicle accident has resulted in one death on U.S. 460 near mile marker 21, near Oakvale.

The vehicles involved in the accident, a white Ford F-150, and a white Tahoe, collided while traveling westbound, according to West Virginia State Police Trooper D.B. Whited. The F-150 is a DOT Courtesy Patrol vehicle, according to Whited.

“One of the occupants of the Tahoe was ejected,” Whited said. “One passenger was flown for medical treatment and the other passenger is deceased.”

The passenger who was flown for treatment was transported by Princeton Rescue Squad to Oakvale Elementary School. The driver of the F-150 was transported to Princeton Community Hospital for chest pain, according to Whited.

“Two vehicles, both traveling westbound on 460, collided. One of them then overturned,” Whited said.

Princeton Rescue Squad, West Virginia State Police, and Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call. According to Whited, both westbound and eastbound lanes of 460 were closed for roughly one and a half hours.

— Contact Emily D. Coppola at ecoppola@bdtonline.com

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