Two injured in three-vehicle crash

PARKERSBURG – A three-vehicle accident at 5:19 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Emerson Avenue (Wood County 2) and Corbitt Hill Road left two people with injuries.

Traffic was backed up for about an hour while crews worked to remove one of the drivers from a vehicle and clear the roadway, officials said.

Wood County sheriff’s deputy David Tennant said the chain-reaction rear-end accident involved three vehicles. Two people, including a 5-year-old girl, were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, deputies said.

Gray Talmage III of Waverly was stopped in the northbound lane of Wood County 2 in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 waiting to turn left onto Corbitt Hill Road. Richard Carpenter of St. Marys was driving a 1998 Saturn when he was struck by Donell Haynes of Williamstown driving a Honda Odyssey with three children in the vehicle, officials said.

Haynes struck Carpenter’s vehicle, leaving it with the most damage, said Wood County Sheriff’s Chief Law Enforcement Deputy Shawn Graham.

The Chevy truck sustained an unknown amount of damage while Carpenter and Haynes’ vehicles were considered a total loss, Graham said.

Officials said a citation is pending against Haynes. She will be cited for running into Carpenter’s vehicle, deputies said.

Wood County Sheriff’s Department and Waverly Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of the crash.