Semi-truck crosses Median Causing Accident

West Virginia metronews reports the following:

Kanawha County authorities have identified the victims in a fatal accident from Tuesday night on U.S. Route 119.

Sheriff’s deputies say Brittany Sowards, 16, of Sumerco was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near the Kanawha-Lincoln County line.

Investigators say the car, in which the teen was a passenger, was struck by a semi-truck headed in the opposite direction.  The truck, hauling lumber, struck the barrier on a bridge, crossed the median, flipped over, and crashed into the oncoming car.

The truck driver is identified as David McCarter, 58, of Wellston, Ohio.   The driver of the car was Betty Sowards, 38, of Sumerco.  Both McCarter and Sowards are hospitalized at CAMC.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

Source: Lincoln Co. teenager killed in Kanawha Co. crash