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UPDATE: Person killed in Wadesville Road crash identified

Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 11:38 AM EST
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The identity of the person killed in a Friday morning crash near Wadesville Road and Slate Run Road has been identified, according to Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens.

Carl Richard Dawson, 68, of Parkersburg, was killed Friday morning in the single-vehicle crash in a 2003 blue Volkswagen.

Dawson’s vehicle ran off the road and curved into a fence, a tree, and then landed in a creek.

The cause as to why Dawson crashed the vehicle is still under investigation.

One person was killed Friday morning after a car went off the road and into a creek near Wadesville Road and Slate Run Road in Wood County, authorities said.

The victim has not been identified, and authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.

Emergency crews were called to the area about 8:30 a.m., according to a Wood County 911 Center dispatch supervisor.

The Wood County Crash Team, Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, and Camden Clark Amubulance Service responded to the crash.

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Wood County Crash Team was called to investigate Friday morning after a car crashed into the creek in the area of Wadesville Road and Slate Run Road.

Emergency crews were called to the area about 8:30 a.m., according to a Wood County 911 Center dispatch supervisor.

No other information was immediately available.

We have a reporter at the scene and will have updates online and during WTAP News.

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