Woman dies in W.Va. 47 accident

LEACHTOWN – A single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Leachtown Road and West Virginia 47 in Wood County claimed the life of a woman Monday afternoon.

Around 1:20 p.m., a motorist died after being ejected from a sports utility vehicle onto the roadway, police said.

Hope Wyman, 37, of Elizabeth was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to police, Wyman was traveling westbound in a 2002 GMC Envoy on W.Va. 47 when she lost control and went off the right side of the road, up an embankment, and rolled the vehicle several times before coming to a stop in the middle of W.Va. 47.

Police said she was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, Pamela Ahart, 62, of Elizabeth, was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Wyman’s 10-year-old son in the back seat of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

According to dispatchers with the Wood County 911 Center, a passenger was injured but remained in the vehicle with severe difficulty breathing.

An air medical unit was requested but unable to fly because of the weather.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department and Camden Clark ambulances responded to the accident, officials said. The roadway was closed for several hours as emergency workers cleared debris and the vehicles from the road.

Deputy Mike Deem with the sheriff’s office is investigating the crash, but police believe it was raining heavily at the time and weather played a major factor. The vehicle was a total loss.