BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A 37-year-old Great Cacapon, W.Va., man died early Monday when he wrecked the car he was driving to work on W.Va. 9, West Virginia State Police said.
Steven Allen Ward lost control of a 2006 Mazda 3 about 6 a.m. near Woodmont Road and a series of turns, Sgt. C.A. Mahood said.
The vehicle began to roll and then struck a tree, coming to rest about 30 to 40 feet off the south side of the road, Mahood said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that excessive speed was a factor in the accident, Mahood said.
Heavy fog probably didn't help, either, Mahood said. Ward was en route to his construction job in Berkeley County, Mahood said. He was wearing a seat belt and the airbag in the vehicle deployed, Mahood said.