RIVERTON, W.Va. – A search spanning several counties in West Virginia and parts of Maryland ended tragically.
West Virginia State Police in Pendleton County were called to the scene of a crash on U.S. Route 33 between Riverton and Macksville near Seneca Rocks. A pickup truck driven by Dana Nicole Davis left the roadway and rolled over a 30 foot embankment. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say Davis’ 11 month old child survived the crash and was taken to Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
The search for Davis was fueled by social media posts Monday night through the morning Tuesday. Her husband Clint Davis posted online for help finding her after she had traveled to LaVale, Md. and Keyser, W.Va. but failed to return home. Davis found the wreckage.
State Police say the baby’s cries lead him to the accident scene.