BUCKHANNON – A woman was found unresponsive after driving into a house on Tallmansville Road early Monday morning.
According to the accident report filed by Chief Deputy Mike Coffman with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:07 a.m. Monday morning, Miranda Bentley, 28, of Buckhannon was driving a Silver Subaru 2018 Crosstrek east on County Route 9, commonly known as the Tallmansville Road. A witness said Bentley drove into the opposing lane before running off the road.
“I swerved to avoid the car,” the witness told police. “It continued on a straight path through a yard. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw the car go airborne into a house. I immediately called 911.”
The witness estimated the car was going about 50 miles per hour.
The wreck report says the car struck a gas meter, continued 246 feet and then went airborne, striking the residential house and continuing inside. When Coffman arrived on the scene, the driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was running inside the residence.
The driver stated she couldn’t remember anything about the wreck. According to the report, Bentley was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital via EMS. Drug and alcohol use are not suspected, the report notes.