Passenger in serious condition after car crash
PETTYVILLE – One passenger injured in the Pettyville Road crash on Thursday is in serious condition, officials said Friday.
Amanda Schall, 30, address unavailable, and Josh Greene, 29, of Parkersburg were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus on Thursday night after being involved in the single-vehicle crash, according to officials.
Greene was transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown on Friday, where he is listed in serious condition, officials said. Schall is listed in fair condition at CCMC.
The accident was reported by those living nearby at 9:54 p.m., officials said.
The first responder to the scene was Deputy Andrew Shriver of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. The two injured passengers, Schall and Greene, were found lying in the leaf-filled, soggy ditch on the same side of the road that the 1998 Chevrolet Blazer had come to rest on, Shriver said.
The driver of the vehicle, Waylan Scarbrough, 34, of Parkersburg, and a passenger, Carrie Zucker, age unknown, of Parkersburg fled the scene on foot before Wood County authorities arrived, said Chief Jay Parsons of the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department.
“They just left their injured friends lying in the ditch behind the vehicle and took off on foot,” said Shriver. Scarbrough was identified at the Pike Street Wal-Mart while driving a different vehicle, police said.
At 11:23 p.m. Thursday, Wood County deputies pulled Scarbrough over at the intersection of Pike Street and Gihon Road in Parkersburg, said Wood County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shawn Graham.
Scarbrough was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries and second offense of driving on a license revoked for DUI, said Graham.
Zucker was not charged, Graham said.
The Chevrolet Blazer was found on its roof, with the windshield and front end smashed. The rear quarter of the vehicle was smashed in from the top, and all windows were broken out.