Elizabeth man killed in crash; 2 others taken to hospital

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 3/27/20 3:50 P.M.

Authorities have identified the victims of a two-vehicle crash that happened Friday morning on Route 14 south of Mineral Wells.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said Ezra Lee Carder, 20, of Elizabeth, died in the crash that also injured two other people - Barry Miller of Creston and his wife, Christina Miller, both of Creston.

Carder was driving south in a Toyota Scion when he lost control, crossed the center line and collided with the Millers' Town and Country van, which was traveling north, Stephens said.

The crash happened about 11 a.m. in the 4800-block of Route 14, also known as Elizabeth Pike, about a half-mile south of Bogal Ridge Road.

The Millers were taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark, but authorities have not released information about their injuries.


A man was killed and two people were injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Elizabeth Pike in Wood County, authorities said.

It happened about 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Route 14, about a half-mile from Bogal Ridge Road.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said the driver of an SUV was headed toward Elizabeth killed when he lost control and was hit by a van traveling in the opposite direction.

Two people in the van were taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark, but no information about their injuries was immediately available.

Authorities have not released the names of any of the victims of the crash.

Route 14 was shut down in both directions while crews responded to the scene.

The Wood County Crash is handling the investigation.

Members of the Mineral Wells and Lubeck volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, along with the St. Joseph's Ambulance Service.