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UPDATE: Driver in critical condition after wreck on route 50

A few firetrucks at the scene of a wreck on Route 50 which sent at least two people to the...
A few firetrucks at the scene of a wreck on Route 50 which sent at least two people to the hospital.(Jesse Wharff)
Published: Dec. 26, 2020 at 6:49 PM EST
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WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) -

UPDATE; 12/27/20

As of Sunday morning, the driver life-flighted off the scene in a helicopter was in critical condition, according to Sergeant Cross. She is the mother of a four-year-old child also involved in the wreck. The child and the other driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night.

The mother lost control of her vehicle going west-bound on route 50 in Wood County. She veered off into east-bound traffic, hitting a vehicle head on.

Multiple drivers stopped at the scene before emergency crew arrived, rescuing the child from the car while the mother was trapped in the vehicle.

UPDATE; 12/26/20 8:50 P.M.

Dispatchers say at least two people were transported from the scene of a two vehicle wreck on Route 50 Saturday evening.

One was taken by helicopter, the other by ambulance.

Traffic was shut down on Route 50 so the helicopter could land, dispatchers say. Lanes began to close around 6:45 p.m. but were reopened by 7:40 p.m.

The wreck was called into the Wood County 911 Center about 5:34 p.m.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Camden Clark Ambulance Services, St. Joseph’s Ambulance Services, the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department, the Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Department, and the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department were all on scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: 12/26/20

Dispatchers at the Wood County 911 Center say a two vehicle wreck near the intersection of Volcano Road and Route 50 has resulted in entrapment.

A supervisor at the center says it’s unclear how many people are trapped and whether or not there are any injuries.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is on scene with Camden Clark Ambulance Services, St. Joseph’s Ambulance Services, the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department, Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Department, and the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department.

Dispatchers say the wreck was called into them around 5:34 p.m. Saturday.

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