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West Virginia woman dies in single-vehicle accident

April 10, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman died after the vehicle she was riding in crashed Wednesday on Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va. 45) southwest of Martinsburg, according to West Virginia State Police.

The woman’s name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin, troopers said.

The crash in the 8700 block of Apple Harvest Drive near Loop Road was reported at 5:11 p.m., a Berkeley County emergency communications supervisor said.

The woman was thrown from the vehicle, troopers said. The male driver of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

State Police Trooper J.A. Ware, the investigating officer, said the vehicle was westbound on W.Va. 45 when it crossed the center line and went off the left side of the road, clipped a utility pole and rolled over.

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The vehicle, which appeared to be a sport utility vehicle, was being loaded onto a truck about 15 to 20 yards off the road in a residential area while troopers were investigating at the crash site.

Troopers said no homes were struck in the crash. A broken utility pole was laying along the road.

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