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W.Va. 9 crash sends two to hospitals

August 01, 2009

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A man was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., on Friday night following a two-vehicle accident on W.Va. 9 near Bloomery Road, Sgt. Robert Sell of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

The accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. near the bridge crossing the Shenandoah River, Sell said.

An eastbound 2004 GMC pickup truck driven by Kevin Cutler of Ashburn, Va., was struck by a westbound 1990 Toyota 4Runner driven by Richard Wilson of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Sell said.

Wilson's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the driver's side of Cutler's vehicle, Sell said.

Cutler's vehicle spun 180 degrees and came to rest facing west in the eastbound lane, Sell said. Wilson's vehicle went off the south side of the road and up an embankment, then overturned and landed on the passenger side in the eastbound lane, Sell said.

Wilson was found outside the vehicle with injuries to his right ankle and other injuries after he apparently was ejected through the windshield, Sell said.

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Wilson was flown from the scene to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Sell said. He remained in the hospital's trauma unit Saturday night, and his condition was stable, Sell said.

Cutler was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., as a precaution, Sell said. Cutler's wife, Susan Cutler, refused treatment at the scene, Sell said.

W.Va. 9 was closed for about an hour after the crash, Sell said.

The crash still was under investigation, Sell said.

The sheriff's department was assisted at the scene by personnel from the Charles Town Police Department, Citizens Fire Co. of Charles Town, Independent Fire Co. of Ranson, and the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co., Sell said.

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