KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A man and woman were in critical condition at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., on Sunday, after their car struck a ditch, became airborne and hit a tree on W.Va. 9 near Kearneysville.
According to West Virginia State Police, Shawn Plotner of Martinsburg, age and address unavailable, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro westbound at about 7:52 a.m. Sunday near the Berkeley-Jefferson County line.
Police said he was driving at a high speed when the car ran off the north side of the road.
Police said Plotner tried to steer the Camaro back to the road but overcompensated. The car skidded sideways across the center line and into the eastbound lane, police said.
Police said the car continued off of the road backwards. The Camaro went into a drainage ditch, came back up and was airborne for about 63 feet, before flipping over and striking a tree on the driver's side.