Oak Hill woman hurt in wreck on Highway 19 at Mossy exit

FAYETTE CO., WV (NEWS RELEASE) – An Oak Hill woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 19 earlier this afternoon. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information concerning this accident:

At approximately 2:15 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2017 notification was received through the Fayette County 911 Center of a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and the West Virginia Route 612 exit. Units from the Oak Hill Volunteer Fire Department, General Ambulance and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to respond to the scene.

Upon arrival at the scene Deputies found that a blue Buick LeSabre driven by Tasha Hughes, age 25, of Oak Hill pulling onto U.S. Route 19 had apparently pulled into the path of a green Toyota 4-Runner driven by Amber Koch of Oak Hill.

Chantrelle McDowell, age 27, of Oak Hill was a passenger in the Toyota. She was transported to Plateau Medical Center for the treatment of relatively minor injuries.

Diana Bailes, age 42, of Oak Hill was a passenger in the Buick and fled from the scene on foot. Deputies later learned that there is an active warrant for her arrest.

Tasha Hughes was determined to be at fault in this collision, but no traffic citations were issued. This accident was investigated by Deputy Amanda Keenan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

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