Pipeline truck involved in fatal accident in Jackson County

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Millwood, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-vehicle fatal accident.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs says it occurred on State Route 2 in Millwood, just after 12 P.M. Monday. A Parkersburg man was killed in result.

Officials say the Price Gregory pipeline truck was driven by William Hunter Lane. The truck was headed northbound on Route 2, when for unknown reasons, the pipeline truck veered right.

That is when it hit the back of a 2011 Ford F-250. The driver of the Ford Truck was 68-year old William Beymer of Parkersburg. Authorities say Beymer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say they believe Beymer was pulled off on the side of the road to make a phone call.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.