Williamsport woman dies in W.Va. crash

December 17, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 59-year-old Williamsport woman died Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Edwin Miller Boulevard and Lutz Avenue, West Virginia State Police said.

The accident was reported at 5:27 p.m.

According to police, Peggy Wanda Davis was driving a Chrysler Sebring on Lutz Avenue when she made a left turn onto Edwin Miller Boulevard into the path of a Ford F-450 flatbed truck driven by Russell S. Miller, 29, of Martinsburg.

The truck collided with the front left of the Chrysler, spinning it approximately 180 degrees and into the middle turn lane of Edwin Miller Boulevard before it came to rest, police said.

Davis was pronounced dead at Martinsburg City Hospital.

The accident did not happen in a high-speed area and police could not say Wednesday if weather conditions were a factor.


"Obviously, we will be looking at it," State Police Sgt. T.C. Kearns said.

A passenger in the truck, Miller's 7-year-old daughter, was taken to City Hospital, where she was treated and released, police said.

Bedington Volunteer Fire Department personnel had to cut off a door of one vehicle as part of rescue efforts, officials said.

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