UPDATE: Name of decedent in Monday Upshur County fatal accident released

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UPDATE (11/18/2021 12:00 p.m.):

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The name of the woman killed in a single-vehicle accident on Monday in Upshur County has been released by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

According to deputies, the woman has been identified as Joanna Hunt, 42, of French Creek.

At this time, the cause of the accident is still under investigation and the results of Hunt’s autopsy are still pending, according to a press release.

Those with relevant information may contact the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office at 304-472-1182.


ORIGINAL (11/15/2021 3:29 p.m.):

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Upshur County.

According to a press release sent out by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday morning, deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident on W.Va. Rt. 20 near the Barbour County line.

When deputies arrived, they found a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest over the embankment, the release states.

The vehicle’s occupant, whose identity is not being released at this time, was killed as a result of the crash, deputies said. According to deputies, “drugs and alcohol are suspected”; however, the body has been sent to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for a full examination, according to the release.

The accident is still under investigation at this time, and those with relevant information may contact the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office at 304-472-1182.

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