UPDATE: Police pursuit near Clarksburg ends in two-vehicle crash

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UPDATE: 12:08 a.m. 3/17/19

According to Lt. Messenger of the Clarksburg Police Dept., officers attempted to conduct a stop on the Toyota Camry, after at least one of the occupants inside the car was suspected of shoplifting from the Clarksburg Walmart.

The driver of the Camry refused to pull over for the officer, which initiated a police pursuit.

The driver then exited Route 50 westbound on the West Pike St. exit, then ran a red light, before crashing into a Pontiac Grand Am, which was carrying five people. According to Clarksburg police, one of the people inside the Grand Am is pregnant. She and three others in the car were transported to area hospitals for evaluation, still no word yet, on the severity of the injuries. According to Harrison County 911, at least one person was flown by healthnet to Ruby Memorial Hospital.


A two car accident that happened underneath the Route 50 overpass on Route 19, west of Adamston, has traffic blocked in both directions.

Harrison County dispatch received the call around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Two sedans were involved in the collision; a dark colored Toyota Camry and a red Pontiac Grand Am.

There’s no word yet if any of the occupants inside the vehicles sustained injuries, but at least one person had to be extracted from the Pontiac.

Clarksburg Police, Clarksburg Fire Dept., Harrison County Resuce Squad, Bridgeport EMS and Anmoore EMS were all on scene.

12 News has a crew at the scene of the accident and will bring you more information as soon as it is made available.

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