Cumberland Times-News

December 9, 2013

Romney area man escapes injury - 12/10

Cumberland Times-News

— ROMNEY, W.Va. — Black ice contributed to a single-vehicle accident Saturday on U.S. Route 50 that sent a vehicle into an unoccupied residence, according to West Virginia State Police at Romney.

Jessie Spiker, age not given, of the Romney area apparently was not injured in the 6 p.m. incident, police said.

Spiker was driving a Chevrolet Tracker westbound when the vehicle traveled out of control and struck a house that was not occupied.

Police said the driver was not cited due to weather conditions.

Slanesville, Augusta and Romney fire and rescue volunteers responded.

The Hampshire County 911 Center reported 15 weather-related motor vehicle accidents in the county from Sunday when snow began to 8:30 a.m. Monday.

No significant injuries were reported and the agency received no other weather-related calls during the snowstorm, according to Erin Jones, senior operator at the 911 center.