FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- A two-car accident in Fayette County off U.S. 19 Friday has left one woman dead, authorities said.
At about 12:43 p.m. the driver of a Dodge Neon was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19, near the intersection of W.Va. 612 when it crossed in front of a utility van. The driver of the Neon, Francis Catherine Fish, 52, of Lookout, was trapped in the vehicle for about 20 minutes before emergency crews could free her, according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
Fish was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. The driver of the van, Michael E. Lilly, 39, of Princewick, was treated at the hospital with minor injuries.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 19 were closed for about an hour after the accident. Deputies are investigating the accident but they do not believe alcohol is a factor.