HOLDEN, W.Va. – According to a spokesperson from the Lenore Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD), a call was received at approximately 3:00 a.m. Thursday morning of a single vehicle collision with multiple injuries, at the intersection of 22 Mine Road and US 119 near the Mingo/Logan county line.
Upon emergency personnel arrival at the scene, the vehicle, a 1993 Chevy Trailblazer was found 200 or more feet over an embankment. One of the occupants of the vehicle stated the brakes had went out and they hit the guardrail, then went airborne and over the embankment.
The four occupants of the vehicle have been identified as Zachary Davis of Holden, W.Va., Marcus Amburgey of Man, W.Va., Autumn Kolovich of Logan, W.Va. and Joshua Akers of Logan, W.Va.
Reportedly Davis and Amburgey suffered non-life threatening injuries.
While Kolovich and Akers suffered more serious injuries. Kolovich reportedly suffered a severe spinal injury.
EMS personnel had to use a stokes basket and ropes to bring the injured parties up the steep hillside.
Multiple EMS services from Elite 9, STAT and L.E.A.S.A. were called to the scene to transport the injured to Logan Regional Medical Center.
LVFD and Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) remained on scene for over three hours.
The accident is under investigation by the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD), and they were assisted at the scene by the Logan detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
Hook and Haul Wrecker Service of Williamson, W.Va. removed the wreckage from the scene.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext. 2278.