By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., man died Sunday afternoon after he ran off Kearneysville-Virginia Line Road and into a tree, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Samuel F. Shirley, 62, was pronounced dead shortly after 5 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, said Deputy R.J. Jenkins.
The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. when Shirley was traveling north on the road, also known as Leetown Road, just south of the W.Va. 9 and W.Va. 480 intersections.
Shirley possibly had a heart attack when his car veered to the left, struck several mailboxes, ran into a yard and into the large tree, Jenkins said.