SCARBRO (WVVA) – Two people were airlifted after a truck lost control, striking a parked car and a building in Fayette County Tuesday.
The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of County Route 15 and WV Route 612 near Shirley’s Market in the Scarbro area.
Authorities say a Chevy Silverado truck owned by Cole Auto Parts of Bluefield apparently ran over several street signs at the intersection, continued across the parking lot of Shirley’s Market, struck a Chevy Impala that was parked in the lot then hit the foundation of another building, Shirley’s Tanning Salon.
The driver of the pickup, Christopher Plummer, 36, of Cool Ridge and the driver of the Impala, Vanessa McGinnis, 45 of Scarbro were both transported from the scene by EMS then airlifted to Charleston Area Medical Center.
Both were conscious and alert.
“The impact of this crash was quite severe,” Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said in a news release.
Kessler said both vehicles sustained significant damage.
Kessler said speed may be a factor. The crash remains under investigation.