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Man dead in one-vehicle accident near Berkeley Springs

April 06, 2010|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A man died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Potomac Road near Berkeley Springs, Morgan County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tony Link said.

The man's name was not immediately released by the Sheriff's Department. Deputy Kevin Barney was investigating the accident, Link said.

Emergency personnel from Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Morgan County Rescue Service were dispatched to the accident scene off Martinsburg Road (W.Va. 9) at 4:26 p.m., officials said.

Link said the middle-aged man was driving north on Potomac Road in a 1986 Dodge pickup when it left the road and struck several trees.

Firefighters cut the victim from the truck and directed traffic, officials said.

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