UPDATE: Man dies after single vehicle wreck on Route 47

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A man died after a single vehicle wreck near the 9000 block of Route 47 in Wood County.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash around 10:20 a.m. Thursday, where they found Charles Edward Yeager, 77, of Troy, West Virginia, ejected from his vehicle. He was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center, and then to Ruby Memorial in Morgantown, where he later died.

Authorities say the crash happened as a result of Yeager running off the road and losing control of the vehicle. He then struck an embankment, crossed the road, and struck a second embankment. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.


A single vehicle wreck resulted in the ejection of a male driver from his car on Route 47 in Wood County Thursday morning.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says it appears the driver "lost control" and hit an embankment near a bend in the road. He then crossed the road and hit a second embankment. At some point, the unidentified driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The initial call suggested the wreck was a single vehicle crash, however a second caller reported it as a head-on collision. Sheriff Stephens says upon his department's arrival they determined it to be a single vehicle wreck. He says the second caller may have witnessed someone trying to help the injured driver.

The driver was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center to be treated. It is unknown how severe his injuries are.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office, the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department, The West Virginia Natural Resources Police, a St. Jo's Ambulance and a Camden Clark Ambulance responded to the scene.