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One-Vehicle “Freak” Accident In West Virginia Under Investigation

Posted on Aug 18, 2011
An unusual fatal one-vehicle accident in Harts, West Virginia, has investigators at a loss as to exactly what happened. The accident took place on the morning of Wednesday, August e near Harts General Dollar Store.

According to the Lincoln Journal, 53-year-old Patricia Lovejoy of Ferrellsburg, West Virginia, was driving on State Route 10 not far from her residence when she lost control of her car. She drove off the right side of the roadway, went down an embankment, and struck a tree at the side of the road. During the impact, Lovejoy was ejected from the car. After the collision, the car ran over Lovejoy and finally came to rest in the driveway of one of her neighbors. Lovejoy was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Lovejoy was discovered by emergency responders pinned under her van and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. No other people were injured in the Lincoln County single car accident.

Now West Virginia State Police are attempting to ascertain why Lovejoy lost control of her car and drove off of the road as well as how the car ran over her body after she was ejected from the vehicle.