Women injured in crash

February 16, 2005|by CANDICE BOSELY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two women were injured Monday night when a car crossed the center line on W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg and collided head-on with a station wagon, police said.

Witnesses said the wreck happened when a 1998 Chrysler Sebring driven by Theresa Scott, 39, of Martinsburg, crossed the center line at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Opequon Lane, said West Virginia State Police Trooper M.A. Cole.

Scott was heading west, Cole said.

Scott's car collided with an eastbound 1984 Toyota Tercel station wagon driven by Deborah Naupac, 21, of Charles Town, W.Va., Cole said.

Both cars were totaled in the 10:25 p.m. accident, police said.

Firefighters with Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to extricate each woman from her car, Cole said.

Both women were wearing seat belts, but only the Sebring was equipped with air bags, which deployed, police said.

No other cars were involved and neither of the women had any passengers in their cars, police said.


Scott was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday night.

Naupac was taken to City Hospital and then transferred to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, where she was listed in serious condition Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

W.Va. 9 was shut down until midnight while police, fire and rescue crews remained on the scene, Cole said.

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