Three-vehicle crash leads to drug arrest

PARKERSBURG — A Wood County teen involved in a three-vehicle accident was arrested on a felony drug charge Monday.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Logan Skylar Hall, 18, 115 S. Hazel St., Washington, W.Va., was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after the crash, which happened just before 5 p.m. Monday at 1728 Gihon Road.

Hall was driving a Ford Focus north on Gihon when he crossed the centerline in a curve and collided head-on with a Ford Escape driven by Washington resident Franklin Jones, Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said.

The Escape rolled onto its side, while Hall’s vehicle continued on and struck a GMC Acadia driven by David Adams of Parkersburg, the sheriff said.

When deputies arrived on scene, Hall appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, the complaint says. He was taken into custody and a deputy found him in possession of a plastic bag containing 91 pills believed to be Xanax, it says.

Hall was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center to be medically cleared, then transported to the Wood County Holding Center, Stephens said. Hall was arraigned Tuesday and held on a $100,000 bond.

The occupants of the Escape went to the hospital on their own for treatment of minor injuries, Stephens said. The driver of the Acadia and his passengers did not report any injuries, he said.


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