Two people were killed in a fatal collision on U.S. Route 460 in Mercer County.
According to Chief Deputy Joe Parks with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday in Green Valley when the driver of a 2014 Hyundai Accent traveling east swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into a 2008 Toyota Scion.
Two women inside the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as Phyllis Rambo, 72, and April Rambo, age unavailable. Information on who was driving the vehicle was not made available.
The woman driving the Toyota was taken to a trauma center in Roanoke, VA with serious injuries. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.
Witnesses told investigators they didn’t believe either driver applied the brakes before the collision.
“This crash was an off-set collision, whereas both driver sides struck on impact and spun,” said Parks.
The West Virginia State Police and members of the Green Valley- Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the crash.
UPDATE: The call came in at 5:48 p.m. according to the West Virginia State police.
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office says that a car traveling eastbound on 460 crossed the center lanes hitting a car traveling westbound head-on.
Others were taken to a near by hospital with injuries.
This wreck remains under investigation at this time.
There has been a two car, head on collision on 460-W in front of Cole Subaru between Bluefield and Princeton, WV.
Green Valley Fire Department has confirmed two casualties.
Princeton Rescue, Green Valley FD, Glen Wood FD, Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept., WV State Police and Bluefield Rescue responded to the scene.
We’ll continue to update you as we learn more.