PARKERSBURG - A three-vehicle wreck closed part of Emerson Avenue during rush hour Wednesday evening.
The accident, which sent one person to the hospital, closed down Emerson Avenue near Murdoch Avenue from 5:03 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. W. Cox with the Parkersburg Police Department.
Nadine Frashure, 63, of Parkersburg was driving her silver 1998 Mercury Tracer southbound in the 900 block of Emerson Avenue, heading toward Murdoch Avenue, when she encountered icy road conditions, Cox said.
Photo by Jeffrey Saulton
The aftermath of the three-vehicle collision caused by icy road conditions that closed Emerson Avenue for an hour Wednesday night.
Frashure lost control of her vehicle just beyond the curve near Charmichael Monument Co., striking two vehicles which were heading northbound on Emerson Avenue at the time, Cox said.
Frashure crossed the center line and struck the front of the gray 2011 Ford Focus driven by Rodney Johnson, 52, of Parkersburg, said Cox.
Frashure's vehicle then spun on the icy road and hit the front of the white 2012 Lexus RX350 driven by Kimberly Williams, 33, of Parkersburg with the rear of her Focus, Cox said.
Frashure's Tracer came to rest sideways across the southbound lane of Emerson Avenue, Cox said.
Frashure was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center for her injuries, Cox said. Her condition was unavailable.
All three vehicles received disabling damage and had to be removed from the scene, Cox said. Airbags deployed on the Tracer and the Focus, Cox said.
No citations were issued to any of the drivers involved in the accident, Cox said.