Fatal crash on Route 2

By Beth Sergent

December 21, 2013

GALLIPOLIS FERRY — A Gallipolis Ferry man was killed Thursday night after an accident involving a tractor trailer and an SUV on W.Va. 2.

Dallas Wright, 71, reportedly the driver of the SUV, died as a result of his injuries from the accident. An unidentified passenger in the SUV was taken to the nearest trauma center for treatment of their injuries. The passenger’s name has not been released.

According to reports, the tractor trailer and SUV crashed late Thursday evening on W.Va. 2 in the Gallipolis Ferry area. There has been no report on what caused the accident as of yet. It was also reported the driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt. The Mason County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

The accident closed W.Va. 2 for a short period of time Thursday night.

This is the second fatality on W.Va. 2 in less than a month. On Nov. 27, Jamie Olivia Luther-Kimble, 35, of Lesage, died in a head-on crash near the Mason County, Cabell County border in Cabell County. Two others were seriously injured in the Nov. 27 crash.