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Man flown to Winchester hospital after vehicle hits tree

November 29, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center Tuesday after the 1986 Ford Thunderbird he was driving struck a large tree off Hampshire Grade Road near the Back Creek Valley community of Shanghai, W.Va., police said.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy T.D. Heckman identified the driver as Jeffrey R. Ramey, 45, of Falling Waters, W.Va. Ramey's medical condition was not immediately known.

Heckman said no vehicle registration information was in the vehicle when he arrived at the accident scene, which was off the left side of Hampshire Grade Road about one-tenth of mile from Parsons Road.

The accident was reported just before 5 p.m., Heckman said. Back Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the accident and assisted with traffic control after one lane of Hampshire Grade Road was shut down, officials said.

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