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The driver of this Chevrolet Sonic lost control of her vehicle prior to a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon. No one was injured.

Police: Distracted driver cause of Route 20 South wreck Monday

BUCKHANNON – A one-vehicle wreck happened Monday afternoon on Route 20 South near the high school when the driver became distracted and accidentally drove off the road into a small creek.

The accident occurred just before 12:30 p.m., and neither of the two passengers inside the vehicle were injured.

No one was injured in this one-vehicle wreck on Route 20 South near the high school Monday afternoon.

According to chief deputy Mike Coffman with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Charity Mayle, 21, was traveling south in a silver Sonic LT Chevrolet on Route 20 South when she became distracted by a child passenger dropping something in the backseat of the vehicle. Coffman said when Mayle reached back, she took her eyes off the road to pick it up and when she looked up, she lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway.

The Sonic traveled into a ditch and small creek and hit a fence, where the vehicle came to rest.

No injuries were reported, and Coffman said no citations were issued. In addition to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police, the Buckhannon Fire Department also assisted on scene.

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