UPDATE, OCT. 4 2:21 P.M.:
WALLACE, W.Va. (WBOY) — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was hit and killed on WV Route 20 near Wallace on Monday.
Kenneth Bernard Swiger, 61 of Wallace was hit, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. Swiger was taken to UHC by Harrison County EMS but succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.
Deputies said there was heavy fog and poor visibility in the area at the time of the accident, which is believed to be a contributing circumstance. The driver who hit Swiger stayed on the scene and provided a statement to responding deputies.
Wetzel County EMS and the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
ORIGINAL, OCT. 2 10:57 A.M.:
WALLACE, W.Va. (WBOY) — A man has died of his injuries following an auto-pedestrian accident in Wallace.
According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, a call of a single-vehicle accident involving a pedestrian was called in at 6:27 a.m. on Monday in the area of Wallace Pike in Wallace.
After crews arrived on the scene, one patient was transported to UHC via Wetzel County EMS, with Harrison County EMS assisting, comm center officials said.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department stated that the patient was an adult male who died while en route to UHC and that the driver of the vehicle that struck him stayed on scene during the incident.
The accident is currently under investigation, so officials with the sheriff’s officer are unable to disclose more details at this time.
Also responding to the scene were the Folsom and Wallace fire departments, as well as the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office.