WYOMING COUNTY, W.Va. — A Sunday evening ATV accident claimed the life of a 25-year-old Wyoming County woman.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department said Brittany Phillips, of Herndon, died at the scene of the crash on Bud Mountain Road. She was a passenger on the all-terrain vehicle that crashed around 6 p.m.

Deputies said the driver of the ATV, Barrett Johnson, 32, of Ravencliff, was injured and hospitalized.

The investigation continued as of Monday.


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  • John

    My wife and I are both avid ATV riders and have ridden several thousand miles, including the Hatfield-McCoy trails.(We have each worn out three machines) We both respect the machines as they will only do what you make them do and they will injure or kill you if don't. I've never heard of an ATV crash where someone was not doing something wrong, most of the time showing off and speeding. An ATV is like a mule or a motorcycle, just waiting to kick you if you force them do so something stupid. Our condolences to the family of the person who lost their life.

  • Brian

    West Virginians aren't smart enough for ATVs, or really much of anything else that is potentially dangerous.

  • David Warnick

    The only cure for stupidity is death.

  • Shadow

    Laws can't fix stupid.


    Sincere condolences to the family and friends. ATV's and safety are not taken seriously by parents, adults or kids in this state. I have watched and assisted many a fool while scouting these mountains. It will never end. You can correlate I.Q. with tire pressure numbers in this state some times. It's a shame.

  • mark

    you can't outlaw stupidity, stupid

  • Wixcheew

    Outlaw atvs. WVA leads the world
    in deaths and injuries. A lady was
    going up a bank with 7 children
    on board. She flipped it and killed
    5 of them 3 of hers and 2 of a
    friend. Two or more families ruined!
    The lady was convicted of 5 counts
    of voluntary manslaughter 5 to 15
    each count.