UPDATE (8/21/20 2:20 p.m.)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the man who died, and the two people who were injured following the collision that occurred on Hartman Run Road Wednesday.
Deputies said the driver of the motorcycle that the Jeep driven by Timothy Black collided with was Richard Coleman, 41, of Morgantown. Coleman was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries, deputies said. Richard Coleman’s passenger was Carrie Coleman, 43, also of Morgantown.
The passenger of the Jeep that was being driven by Black was Clarissa Hostutler, 20, of Morgantown, according to deputies.
Deputies said both Carrie Coleman and Hostutler are currently at Ruby Memorial Hospital. There is no update on their conditions at this time, and deputies said the accident remains under investigation.
It is also unknown at this time if Black is facing any additional charges.
ORIGINAL (8/20/20 12:25 p.m.)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Pennsylvania man has been arrested following a collision in Morgantown involving his vehicle and a motorcycle that left one person dead and two others in critical condition, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office.
A press release from Monongalia County deputies said that on Wednesday, August 19, at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies responded to Hartman Run Road for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.
The release stated that a 2007 Jeep Patriot with two passengers was traveling north on Hartman Run Road when it crossed the center line and struck the guardrail, which caused a collision with a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling south and also had two passengers.
Deputies said the driver of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Additionally, deputies said that the passenger of the motorcycle and passenger of the Jeep were transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital and are both currently in critical condition. The driver of the Jeep was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to the release.
The release stated that Monongalia County deputies and Accident Recconstructionists were assisted by the Morgantown Police Department, Monongalia County EMS and the Star City and Brookhaven volunteer fire departments.
Deputies said the driver of the Jeep, Timothy Black, 30, of Jefferson Pennsylvania, was arrested at the scene for a violation of probation warrant out of Greene County, Pennsylvania. Black is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail, according to the release.
Deputies said the accident remains under investigation and the names of the other individuals involved are being withheld at this time.