Three Injured In Two-Car Wreck

A head-on collision left two people incapacitated Thursday after a Chevrolet S-10 truck collided with an Audi on U.S. 40 in Morristown.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of the white pick-up truck, Charles Woods of Moundsville, had gone left of center when traveling east around 3:50 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Austin Cummings of Westerville, Ohio, in the westbound lane. The impact rotated both vehicles clockwise so they came to rest facing the opposite direction from which they were traveling.

The truck’s passenger, Donald White of Moundsville, suffered a possible broken ankle and Woods complained of neck and back pain, troopers said. Cummings experienced no serious injuries. Both drivers and the passenger were transported to Wheeling Hospital.

According to the patrol, White was wanted on a warrant out of Belmont County.

However, a spokesman for the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department would not disclose any further information about the warrant.

The front tire of the pick-up truck dislodged and rolled to the middle of the road, while the truck’s body was crumpled on the driver’s side and half of the front grill had come off.

The Audi’s front end on the driver’s side was torn off and part of the driver’s door was crushed. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Traffic at the scene was stopped in both directions for about 45 minutes, forcing vehicles to turn around in various driveways along the road.