CRYSTAL SPRINGS, W. Va. – A two-vehicle accident on Friday resulted in a fatality.
Betty L. Ramsey, 85, passed away from chest trauma after a vehicle ran into the back of the Cadillac STS she was a passenger in.
According to the State Police, at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, the Cadillac was stopped at a new stoplight on Route 33 WB in Crystal Springs when a Mazda travelling west rammed into the back of the stopped vehicle.
As a result, the Cadillac caught fire and the two occupants of the vehicle were able to escape before it was fully ablaze and eventually burned itself out.
The driver of the Cadillac, Colleen Bartlett, 70, and the driver of the Mazda, John Cave, 32, were treated for minor injuries and released from Davis Medical Center.
The passenger in the Mazda, Katrina Sherman, 22, was flown from the scene to Ruby Memorial Hospital, where she is listed as in stable condition.
Ramsey was transported from the scene to Davis, then flown to Ruby, where she passed away on Saturday.
The investigation by the State Police is ongoing.