Two injured in two-vehicle accident near Mineral Wells

PARKERSBURG — Two people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident at 6:24 p.m. Monday on Interstate 77 just north of Mineral Wells.

Michael Gene Daugherty, 43, of Parkersburg was traveling on I-77 attempting to pass a vehicle driven by Helen R. Belt, 71, of Vienna when Daugherty lost control of his vehicle and hit the driver’s side door of the Belt vehicle, Parkersburg police said. Both vehicles were traveling north at the time.

Daugherty was charged with failure to maintain control, police said.

Daugherty’s Chevrolet Trailblazer hit the guardrail, while Belt’s Toyota Camry ended up in the median, police said. The Jaws of Life was used to remove Belt and passenger Mitchell Belt, 75, from the vehicle.

The Belts’ conditions were unavailable Monday night.