(UPDATE: 4/27/2022, 3:34 p.m.)
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — A man has been charged after a fatal accident in Upshur County.
According to a release sent out by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, Richard Marple, 71, of Hackers Creek, was arrested for the April 20 crash resulting in the death of Larry Green, 63, of Buckhannon.
Deputies took Marple into custody at his home without incident, and he was later transported for processing and appeared before Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder, the release states.
Marple has been charged with negligent homicide. His bond was set at $50,000.
(UPDATE: 4/22/2022, 4:50 p.m.)
The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the people involved in a collision involving a dump truck on Route 20. According to the release, the driver of the Toyota Corolla was 63-year-old Larry Green of Buckhannon. Green died at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the truck was 71-year-old Richard Marple also of Buckhannon.
The collision is still under investigation, according to deputies.
(ORIGINAL: 4/20/2022, 3:21 p.m.)
UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. – One person is dead after a dump truck collided with a car in Upshur County.
On Tuesday, at just after 5 a.m., deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 20, near the intersection with Shumaker Road, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
According to the release, a 2022 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound when a dump truck that was traveling southbound lost control and collided with the Toyota.
Both drivers were removed from the vehicles by fire units, but the Toyota driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
Deputies said the truck driver was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
The names of the people involved in the collision are not being released at this time, but the release stated that the truck driver was driving an International truck.
The incident is under investigation by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office and the Public Service Commission Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division.
Responding on scene were the Buckhannon Fire Department, Washington District Volunteer Fire Department, Upshur County EMS and the West Virginia Division of Highways.