UPDATE: Three people hurt after crash in downtown Parkersburg

Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 5:21 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE 3/3/2021 9:59 P.M Parkersburg Police say three people were taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center after the crash with non-life threatening injuries. Parkersburg Police says the brakes on 33-year-old Johnathan Taylor’s Chevy Silverado failed and he t-boned a Chrysler sedan.

The woman driving the sedan was 54-year old Diane Lane from Ravenswood. Both she and her passenger, 28-year-old Melinda Glenn from Ravenswood, went to the hospital. A passenger in Taylor’s truck, 22-year-old Electra Chamberlain of Ripley, went to the hospital. Taylor did not. He is also from Ripley.


A two-vehicle crash tied up afternoon traffic in downtown Parkersburg.

It happened just after 4 P.M. at Fourth and Market streets, in front of the Blennerhassett Hotel.

It involved a Chevrolet pickup truck and a Chrysler sedan.

At least two people were reported to be transported, and their conditions are unknown. Debris from the accident were being cleaned up late this afternoon.

We’ll have the latest details as they become available to us.

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