Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 26, 2014

1 airlifted to Roanoke, Va., after wreck

ATHENS — One man was flown to a Roanoke,Va., hospital Sunday morning after he was injured in a head-on collision.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:20 a.m., on Athens Road outside the town of Athens, according to the investigating officer Trooper B.R. Wood of the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment.

A Jeep and a Buick Century passenger car collided, Wood said. The Jeep was traveling south on Athens Road and the Buick was heading north.

One of the Jeep’s two passengers, a 19-year-old man who had a head injury, was transported to Princeton Community Hospital, Wood said. From there, he was flown by helicopter to a Roanoke, Va., hospital.

The flight was mainly as a precaution, Wood said.

“I don’t believe it is life threatening,” he said. “He was up and out of the vehicle.” Wood declined to release the names of the people involved until they were evaluated.

The two other people in the Jeep and the driver of the Buick were also transported to PCH. All three were “awake, conscious, and communicating,” Wood said. One person had to be extricated from the Jeep.

The Athens Volunteer Fire Department and the Princeton Rescue Squad were also dispatched to the scene, and a Concord University Police officer assisted. Trooper J.R. Tupper also worked at the scene.

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