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UPDATE: Authorities identify men taken to hospital after crash in Route 50 construction zone

Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 2:29 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST
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UPDATE: 3/10/21 11:30 A.M.

A man from Parkersburg and a man from South Charleston have been identified as the two people taken to the hospital after a crash on Route 50, according to authorities.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says that Karl Flynn, 82, of Parkersburg was driving a pickup truck that drove into the construction zone where employees from Pritchard Signal and Light Company were working.

Ryan Odell Cobb, 20, of South Charleston, one of the workers at the construction site, was pinned between two cars as a result of the crash.

Deputies say that Flynn apparently had a medical problem that led to the collision.

Sheriff Stephens was not able to give an update on either mans’ condition.

The Wood County Crash Team is still investigating the incident.

UPDATE: 3/9/21 5 P.M.

Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash Tuesday afternoon in a work zone on Route 50 outside Parkersburg, authorities said.

The crash, in the westbound lanes between the Juliana Street and Marrtown Road exits, happened about 2 p.m., and the road was at least partially closed until about about 4 p.m.

According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, a worker was pinned between two vehicles after a pickup truck hit another truck belonging to the Pritchard Signal and Light Company of Scott Depot, West Virginia.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup apparently had a medical problem that led to the crash, deputies said.

Both men were taken to West Virginia Medicine Camden Clark, but authorities have not released information about their injuries.

The Wood County Crash team is handling the investigation.

We’ll have updates online and during WTAP News as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY 3/9/21

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - At least one person was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after apparently being hit by a vehicle on Route 50, authorities said.

It happened about 2 p.m. in the westbound lanes between the Juliana Street and Marrtown Road exits.

A Wood County 911 Center dispatch supervisor said at least one person was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark, but no other information was immediately available from authorities.

The Wood County Crash Team is handling the investigation.

This is a developing story, and we will have updates online and on WTAP News as more information is available.

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