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Fatal Accident on Grafton Road near Walmart in Morgantown

Monongalia County authorities have responded to a head-on vehicle accident on Grafton Road in Morgantown that happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.

Head on collisions occur from a variety of reasons including mechanical failure, distracted driving, inclement weather, health conditions, falling asleep at the wheel, and traveling the wrong way on a one-way lane or approach, texting while driving, brake failure, tire blowout, dangerous road conditions, and speeding. Whatever the cause, the result is often tragic and ends in great loss for individuals and families.

A white car, driven by an Arthurdale man in his 20's, was traveling southbound on W.Va. 119 South, Grafton Road, near the Hornbeck Road intersection when it crossed the center line and struck a flatbed truck head-on, according to state police. Grafton Road was shut down for a couple of hours. According to WV State Police in Morgantown and MECCA 911, the driver of the white car was killed.  

The driver of the flatbed truck was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State police are investigating the exact cause of this collision.

Sources:

WBOY News: https://www.facebook.com/wboy12news

WAJR News: http://wajr.com/one-dead-in-monongalia-county-wreck/

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