UPDATE: Police Release Names of Individuals Involved in Fatal Route 33 Accident



State police have released the names of the people involved in a “wrong way” head-on collision on Route 33 in Upshur County. 

The driver of the black Chevrolet pickup truck was driven by Jimmie Woody of Buckhannon. He was traveling east in the westbound lanes, according to police. The black pickup hit a red GMC pickup, driven by James Daugherty of Buckhannon, while Daugherty was heading west on U.S. Route 33 toward Lewis County.

Woody passed away at Ruby Memorial Hospital. According to police, Daugherty remains at Ruby Memorial in critical condition. 


State police have confirmed the driver of the black Chevy pickup truck has died as a result of his injuries. They said he was driving the wrong way on Route 33 when he hit another truck head-on. His name is not being released at this time, but troopers said he was a resident of Upshur County.

A dog that was in the black truck also died in the crash, according to troopers.

Trooper V.J. Pyles said both drivers suffered life-threatening injuries but has no information on the condition of the other driver, who is also from Upshur County.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stick with 12 News for the latest developments.


A head-on collision stopped traffic on Route 33 in Upshur County earlier this afternoon.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m near the 8 mile marker west.

According to state police, a black Chevy pickup was traveling east in the westbound lanes when it struck a red GMC pickup traveling west towards Lewis County.

Both drivers were flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital by HealthNet. 

Route 33 has since been reopened.

The conditions and identification of the drivers have not been released and the accident is currently under investigation.


The Buckhannon Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident in Upshur County this afternoon. 

According to Upshur County 911, the accident occurred at 3:30 p.m on Route 33 westbound, near Swamp Run Road. 

Both lanes of Route 33 westbound are currently closed, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Stay with 12 News for more updates. 

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