Driver killed in accident on W.Va. 47

PARKERSBURG – Officials are investigating a single-vehicle accident involving a fatality Sunday morning in Wood County.

Wood County Chief Deputy Shawn Graham said the accident occurred about 9:55 a.m. Sunday on West Virginia 47 just east of Atkinson Ridge Road.

David Weekley, 44, of Parkersburg, was traveling west on W.Va. 47 when witnesses reported he suddenly ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and continued along the ditchline for several hundred feet before coming to rest, Graham said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was being sent to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy, Graham said.

Weekley’s 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was listed as a total loss.

The incident is being investigated by the Wood County Crash Team, which includes investigators from the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police and the Parkersburg Police Department.