MASONTOWN, W.Va. – Races for the GNCC Mountaineer Run in Preston County continued as scheduled on Sunday at Marvin’s Mountaintop following an accident near the finish line on Saturday that injured several people.
Reports indicated a UTV — a utility vehicle larger than an ATV — ran into a crowd of people around 3:30 p.m. Saturday during a trail race at the Masontown site.
At least five people were injured. Two were reportedly dealing with leg injuries, while injuries for the three others were not described as serious.
Race organizers said the following on Twitter: “GNCC extends our deepest concern and compassion for those injured today (Saturday). The AMA is investigating the cause of the accident.”
Deputies with the Preston County Sheriff’s Department were also investigating.