Four-vehicle accident disrupts W.Va. 95

PARKERSBURG – A four-vehicle accident Friday afternoon rerouted westbound traffic on West Virginia 95 in south Parkersburg.

Lt. G.D. Nangle with the Parkersburg Police Department said the multi-vehicle accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of West Virginia 95 and Camden Avenue.

It involved four vehicles and a trailer, including a yellow Taxi and a Frontier Communications truck.

Nangle said the taxi, driven Harold Beckwith, 47, of Parkersburg, was traveling east on W.Va. 95 when it made a left turn onto Camden Avenue and was struck by a vehicle driven by Randall Dunn, 51, of Parkersburg.

Dunn was driving a red Ford F250 and as the taxi turned in front of him, he swerved and struck the taxi, Nangle said. The vehicle behind Dunn was a Chevrolet truck driven by Clint Frontz, 32, of Parkersburg.

Frontz was towing a trailer and after the F250 hit the cab, the Chevy truck struck the F250 and the taxi struck a Frontier Communications truck that had been exiting Camden Avenue for W.Va. 95. The Frontier truck was driven by Randall Hart, 42, of Beckley.

No one was transported from the scene, Nangle said. Beckwith was cited for failure to yield to the right of way.

Westbound traffic on W.Va. 95 was rerouted at the Broadway Avenue intersection during the accident investigation and cleanup. Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane, but continued to flow.