Fatal accident reported in Greenbrier County

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – On Friday, April 03, 2020, at approximately 10:00 pm, members of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic accident on US Route 219 near Ronceverte, WV.

The investigation revealed that a Dodge pickup truck, being operated by Edwin L. Morgan Jr. age 53 of Ronceverte, WV, was northbound on US Route 219 when his vehicle exited the roadway and went over the guardrail on the east side of the road. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Amelia Braden of Kansas City, Kansas, was ejected from the pickup truck. Ms. Braden subsequently succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

Mr. Morgan was arrested by Sergeant T. C. Webber, of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, and charged with DUI causing death. He was incarcerated in the Southern Regional Jail prior to being released on bond.

Lieutenant G. R. Workman, of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, is the investigating officer.

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