Another wreck at Kesling Mill/Route 33 intersection sends two to the hospital

One of two vehicles involved in yet another wreck at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road that sent two people to the hospital.

BUCKHANNON – A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road sent two people to the hospital last week.

At 1:31 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, investigating officer Cpl. V.J. Pyles with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road.

Upon arrival, Pyles noted both vehicles were stranded in a field between U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road.

Pyles talked with the driver of a 2009 red Ford F-150, Robert Carr, 68, of Buckhannon. Carr immediately told Pyles that he was at fault, according to the police report.

Carr told Pyles that he was attempting to cross U.S. Route 33 from Kesling Mill Rd to access Route 151. He said another vehicle – a white 2012 Subaru Outback being driven by Leonard Derico, 62, of Ellamore – was coming from the east on U.S. 33.

This white Subaru Outback was headed east on U.S. Route 33 when it collided with another vehicle attempting to cross the eastbound lane from Kesling Mill Road to Route 151.

Carr was just starting across the eastbound lane when the two vehicles struck one another.

Carr told Pyles after the statement was taken that he apparently didn’t see the vehicle coming and thought the road was clear.

Both Derico and his wife, Bonnie, were transported by Upshur EMS to WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Pyles then traveled to the hospital and spoke to Derico and his wife, Bonnie. Derico said he was in the slow lane when the collision occurred.

Pyles found that Carr was at fault for failure to yield to the right of way to Derico. Carr suffered minor injuries but refused transport to the hospital. Derico and his wife suffered minor injuries and were later treated and released from the hospital.