Deadly Car Accident In Elkins

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ELKINS (KFSM) – A driver was killed after he lost control of his Huyndai Sonata Saturday (Aug. 16) about 11 a.m., according to a state police report.

The report states Billy Vanbrunt was traveling eastbound on highway 16 near Elkins when he drove off the road. Vanbrunt crashed into a ditch as well as branches and a small tree, state police said.

The driver’s car then got a flat tire, went up an embankment overturning his car before coming to a stop on the passenger’s side.

Eyewitness statements and evidence reveal Vanbrunt didn’t use his brakes, the report states.

The driver’s body was sent to the Washington County Coroner’s office and the accident is still under investigation.

5 comments

  • breakingnews

    The drivers car got a flat tire and needed a oil change in that moment it was airborne, then it overturned.

  • Velda

    I am think is what they are trying to say us that the car kind of dropped off the road and then the tire blew out and basically caused the car to loose any potential for regaining control.
    I still think this is a medical condition gone way bad.
    I hope he didn’t suffer. This is terrible, at least now he is in heaven with his wife.

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