BUCKHANNON – A five-vehicle wreck at the Route 33/Brushy Fork Road intersection resulted in one individual being transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday.
According to the crash report filed by Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department, emergency crews were dispatched to the stoplight at the intersection of Route 33 and Brushy Fork for a motor vehicle collision at about 2:36 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Upon arrival, McCauley saw five vehicles that were involved in the wreck.
The report says that Rodney Flint, 46, of Philippi, was observed coming around the curve on Route 33 in a 2019 white dump truck that allegedly failed to slow down and hit Marshall Grogg, 27, of Elkins, who was driving a 2015 black Subaru Outback. The Outback then hit Ronald Dean, 59, of Buckhannon, who was driving a white 2021 Ford Explorer, which rear-ended Adam Carder, 47, of Orlando driving a 2000 Ford F250 pickup.
Grogg was hit so hard that his vehicle went diagonal, into the other lane, and hit Jesse Tallman, 21, of Elkins, who was driving a black 2013 Kia Optima, according to the report.
Carder had a horse trailer and pulled forward to the opposite side of the stoplight to check on the animal.
Grogg was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with unknown injuries; however, he was alert and conscious upon arrival, the report notes. There were no other injuries.
Flint’s vehicle had no front-end damage, Grogg’s had heavy damage to all panels of the vehicle with airbag deployment, Dean’s had rear damage and front damage, Carder’s had damage to the horse trailer with the doors caved in, and Tallman’s had passenger side damage.
Flint was cited for failure to maintain control of the vehicle; inattentive, careless, improper driving; and failure to stop for a red signal.
According to the report, Flint told officers, “I don’t know, I think I blacked out, I think I fell asleep. I looked up and there the car was. I hit the brakes the best I could. I hit the black car.”