W.Va. 2 wreck sends one person to hospital

PARKERSBURG – One person was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that closed West Virginia 2 for over an hour Friday afternoon.

The accident happened at 3:16 p.m. outside the entrance to Briarwood Place, near the IGA Market on W.Va. 2, involving a car stopped for traffic behind a school bus, said Deputy G.M. Deem with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeremy Shelton, 21, of Caldwell was driving his 2011 Chevy Cruze on W.Va. 2 approaching the Briarwood Place subdivision entrance when he stopped for a school bus ahead of him, Deem said.

Nicole Resecker, 24, of Marietta was behind Shelton in her 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, Deem said.

Both vehicles were northbound on W.Va. 2 behind the school bus when the incident happened, Deem said.

According to initial reports, Resecker failed to stop in time and struck the rear of Shelton’s Cruze with the front of her Grand Prix, Deem said.

Resecker’s Grand Prix sustained damage along its driver’s side and near the driver’s front, and rolled over, Deem said. It came to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle in the ditch along W.Va. 2, Deem said.

The hill stopped the vehicle from rolling further.

Resecker was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center for her injuries. She was treated for her injuries and released on Friday evening, said Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs for Camden Clark.

Shelton was permitted to refuse treatment on the scene, Deem said.

The crash was still under investigation Friday evening. Citations are possible pending the investigation’s outcome, Deem said.

Firefighters with the Waverly and Williamstown volunteer fire departments closed the road for over an hour while the Grand Prix was retrieved from the ditch, and assisted in cleaning up the scene.