January 29, 2012
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Three children who had been missing in a wooded area south of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., were found Sunday afternoon, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The children were checked out by paramedics and released to their parents, said Assistant Fire Chief D.J. Zahnow with the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Morgan County (W.Va.) Emergency Services requested search assistance from firefighters in Clear Spring and Hancock, but the children were found before those firefighters arrived, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said.
December 5, 2011
A 37-year-old Shepherdstown-area man died early Sunday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree along W.Va. 480 in Jefferson County, West Virginia State Police said Monday. Timothy David Kamer of 236 Maddex Drive was pronounced dead by county medical examiner Donald Shirley at the scene of the crash, which happened just after 3 a.m. north of Orleans Drive near Kearneysville, W.Va., according to a news release. Kamer was driving north in a white 1992 BMW on W.Va. 480, also known as Kearneysville Pike, when the car went off the west side of the road, rolled through a plain of grass and struck a tree in a head-on collision, police said in the news release.
September 30, 2011
An Inwood, W.Va., woman was killed Friday morning after the vehicle she was driving struck a pole and a tree along Leetown Road, according to West Virginia State Police. April Roberts, 40, of Inwood, was driving a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo south on Leetown Road at about 10:40 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, police said. The Isuzu ran off the east side of the road, struck a utility pole then a tree. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Jack Spindle, 39 also of Inwood, was in the vehicle when it crashed and was injured, police said.
September 12, 2011
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died following a head-on accident Sunday morning near the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Bloomery Road, according to West Virginia State Police. The crash was reported at 4:11 a.m., according to a news release. Police said a 1994 Buick four-door sedan driven by Steven Michael Bernath, 53, of Harpers Ferry was traveling on W.Va. 9 when it crossed the center line and collided with a 2008 work van. Bernath, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was later pronounced dead by Jefferson County Medical Examiner Donald Shirley, the release said.
July 22, 2011
The body of a man was found floating face down Thursday evening in a quarry in the 200 block of Berkeley Station Road north Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said. Sgt. C.A. Mahood said Friday morning that police were trying to identify the man. “He still had his clothes on, but nothing to identify him,” Mahood said. ¿It's currently under investigation.¿ Mahood said the body was discovered between 8 and 9 p.m.
July 8, 2011
Six separate vehicle crashes have occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in West Virginia starting at the 9.9 mile marker, said a Berkeley County 911 spokeswoman. There did not appear to be serious injuries, although the traffic was becoming clogged in the southbound lanes, the dispatcher said. West Virginia State Police were on the scene sorting out how the accidents occurred, the dispatcher said. The string of crashes occurred at about 3:45 p.m. The dispatcher said she has not heard about any of the lanes being shut down.
July 8, 2011
One woman was killed and three men were injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 340 south of Charles Town near the Virginia line, Citizens Fire Co. president Ron Fletcher said. West Virginia State Police were investigating the wreck, which occurred near the Rainbow Diner & Truck Stop and Wheatland Road, said Fletcher, who responded to the crash scene at about 6:30 p.m. The deceased was a passenger in an older model Toyota pickup, Fletcher said. The driver of the truck was flown to Winchester (Va.)
May 6, 2011
A car traveling southbound on Interstate 81 hit a jersey wall and rolled across the highway near Exit 23 (U.S. 11, Marlowe/Falling Waters), according to West Virginia State Police. The driver was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, police said. Trooper Kennedy of the state police says he received the accident call around 8:13 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 8:18. The car was towed away and the scene was cleared at 9 a.m. — Caleb Calhoun
May 3, 2011
West Virginia State Police have released the name of a Martinsburg man who died in a traffic accident Sunday in Berkeley County. Darrin Neal Mitchell, 51, of Martinsburg was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Needy Road about a quarter-mile north of Hogan Road, according to a state police press release that was issued Tuesday morning. Troopers said an investigation determined that Mitchell was driving north on Needy Road in a 1991 BMW 318 LS at about 8:20 p.m., when the car went off the road and struck a tree.
April 26, 2011
A Maryland woman and her son were taken to hospitals Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving collided with a truck on Interstate 81 in Berkeley County, West Virginia State Police said. Jennifer Rae Marick, 26, of Sykesville, was driving a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo northbound at 5:27 p.m. when she went off the west side of the road, police said. The Rodeo went back onto the road, but then spun into the median and onto the southbound lanes, police said. The Rodeo collided with a trailer being pulled by a Volvo truck driven by J. Barry Holmes, 50, of Slatington, Pa., police said.