Baby Killed In Mineral County One-Vehicle AccidentPosted on Jun 28, 2011
The accident took place on Wednesday morning just before noon when the car’s driver, 26-year-old Joseph Scott Ervin lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a turn. When the car began to leave the roadway, Ervin overcorrected the car and it veered off the other side of the roadway and struck two trees.
Both the driver and the front seat passenger, 50-year-old Mischele Schwinabart of Mount Storm, were taken to local hospital with serious injuries, though one of the accident victims was taken via medical helicopter. The young boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Authorities report that the child was in a child safety seat and secured properly at the time of the crash. However, further investigation will look into the cause of the crash in regards to possible intoxication, reckless driving, and speeding.