Two-vehicle accident on U.S. 119 causes injuries

Rachel Dove rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

June 12, 2014

By Rachel Dove


WILLIAMSON - A collision that occurred at the intersection of U.S. highways 119 and 52 at the cut-through in Williamson sent one driver to an area hospital.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mingo County 911 received an emergency call requesting assistance for the two-vehicle accident. Responding to the scene were Williamson Police Department Sgt. Jimmy Spence and members of the Williamson Fire Department.

Upon arrival, EMS personnel provided treatment to Drema Elswick, of Canada, Ky., who was the driver and sole occupant of a 2012 Nissan Altima. Also involved in the wreck was Beverly Hall, of Lenore, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Hall also had no passengers.

Hall was visibly shaken by the collision, but was ambulatory and appeared to have suffered no physical injuries. The front portion of the Nissan was ripped off during the crash, with parts of the car scattered across the four-lane highway. The pickup was moderately damaged in the mishap. Elswick was taken from the scene by STAT Ambulance Service to Appalachian Regional Hospital.

No further information was available as to whether either of the driver’s were cited, or who may have been at fault.