OSHP investigating incident that left one person hospitalized

JACOBSBURG — An individual remains hospitalized after reportedly being struck by a vehicle last week.

Lt. Maurice Waddell, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol St. Clairsville Post, said the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Feb. 2 on Belmont County Road 56, east of Jacobsburg. Law enforcement received a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. When troopers arrived on scene, they found an injured victim along with two vehicles that had been crashed into each other.

“From what we can gather, the pedestrian was in a vehicle; the other vehicle apparently struck the pedestrian and then came back around and struck the (victim’s) truck,” Waddell said.

Troopers interviewed both individuals at the scene. Waddell said the two individuals apparently had left the Sportsman’s Club in their separate vehicles and began traveling along Mount Victory Road. At some point shortly after leaving the club, the two vehicles pulled over on the roadway where the victim exited his vehicle and then allegedly was struck by the other vehicle. The suspect then crashed their vehicle into the victim’s vehicle.

Neither individual’s name has been released, Waddell said Tuesday.

The victim was transported to Wheeling Hospital, then to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Waddell said the individual sustained multiple broken bones, but his condition is unknown at this time.

Waddell said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case and will determine the appropriate charges that will be filed in the incident, Waddell said. As of Tuesday, no charges had been filed.


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