By RICHARD F. BELISLE
KEARNEYSVILLE. W.Va. - A Kearneysville couple was rudely awakened early Saturday morning when a car plowed into their home on W.Va. 9 and set the house on fire.
The couple, John F. James and his wife, escaped from the house without injury, said D. Lee Morgan, chief of the Shepherdstown Fire Department, one of three area companies that responded to the fire.
The house and the car were destroyed, authorities said.
The driver of the car, Tracy Heironimus, 19, of Martinsburg, W.Va. managed to get out of the car on her own, Morgan said. She was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town, W.Va. where her condition was listed as fair Saturday night.