UPDATE: Firefighter Dead After ATV Accident

UPDATE: LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter driving an ATV collided head-on into a tractor-trailer and died from his injuries.

News outlets report 46-year-old Ernie Woods crashed Saturday.

Troopers say the ATV lost control and swerved into the opposite lane causing the collision.

Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett told WCHS that Woods was a Logan firefighter for 10 years, a former Logan police officer and an Army veteran.

Woods was on vacation and was supposed to get married next week.



SUMMERS COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – An ATV accident sent one person to the hospital Saturday evening.

The Summers County 911 Center said around 5:30 p.m., first responders arrived at a scene of the accident. One person had to be airlifted.

Details are limited at this time. WOAY will update this story as more becomes available.

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