Some of the vehicles involved in a series of wrecks on Route 20 Friday afternoon.

High school students involved in multiple wrecks

BUCKHANNON — Teenage drivers were involved in wrecks before and after school on Friday.

One vehicle wrecked into a ditch along the Brushy Fork Road on a rainy Friday morning, and then six cars were involved in a chain reaction of rear-end collisions on Route 20 near Stoney Run in the afternoon.

According to chief deputy Mike Kelley with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, a 16-year-old girl lost control of her black 2016 Volkswagon Jetta while going around the left-hand curve near the Eagle Street intersection at 7:23 a.m.

Kelley noted that weather conditions contributed to the accident. The vehicle veered off the wet roadway and went into a deep ditch.

No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

In the afternoon, one car ended up in a telephone pole and several others were damaged in a series of accidents.

According to witnesses at the scene, a three-vehicle wreck resulting in one car striking a telephone pole led to a second wreck — this time, a two-vehicle accident involving a tan Toyota Corolla and red Jeep.

Another car heading in the opposite direction was damaged by debris.

More information on those wrecks was not immediately available Friday afternoon.

Traffic is backed up the hill on Route 20 between Stoney Run and Buckhannon-Upshur High School after a wreck Friday afternoon.
A car parked at the intersection of Route 20 and Stoney Run that was involved in rear-end collision.

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