Crash in Pettyville leaves two injured

PETTYVILLE – Two people were injured when a Chevrolet Blazer crashed on Pettyville Road Thursday night, police said.

The driver of the vehicle and a passenger left the scene before Wood County authorities arrived, officials said.

The names and conditions of the injured were not available Thursday night.

The vehicle was half propped up by the steep embankment that had stopped its roll. The Chevrolet Blazer was on its roof, with the windshield smashed.

According to Chief Jay Parsons of the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, the two people in the back seat of the vehicle were injured when the Chevrolet Blazer flipped over on Pettyville Road around 9:30 p.m. They were found lying in the ditch behind the vehicle when Deputy Andrew Shriver of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene, Shriver said.

The two in the front seat fled the scene on foot, according to Parsons.

The two injured, a male and a female, were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center. Their conditions were unknown Thursday.

According to Parsons, both were conscious and alert at the time of transport, both suffering head wounds in the incident.

Shriver said alcohol is suspected in the crash. Damp road conditions, coupled with a sudden rise and S turn in the road, contributed to the crash, Shriver said.