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Three involved in head-on collision being treated at Va. hospital

May 17, 2012|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — At least three of four people in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport south of Martinsburg were being treated at a Virginia hospital Thursday, West Virginia State Police said.

Berkeley County resident Jeremy Wright, his girlfriend, Danielle Combs of Inwood, W.Va., Wright’s 8-year-old daughter and another man were flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after the crash, which occurred at about 8 p.m. on Airport Road near Snooks Lane, according to Trooper B.D. French.

French said he was told by a family member that Wright, Combs and Wright’s daughter were in stable condition Thursday.

The fourth person’s medical condition was not known, but French said the man was telling medics he had hip pain after the accident happened.

A puppy that was traveling with the man had to be euthanized due to the severity of the animal’s injuries, according to French.

A witness told police the Scion, which Wright was driving, swerved across the center line and struck the front of the minivan, driven by the other man, on the driver’s side, French said. 

The accident remains under investigation, French said.

Airport Road was shut down while crews were on the scene of the head-on collision, but the roadway was reopened about 45 minutes later, according to a South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co., official.

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