SALEM, W.Va. — State police cited slippery road conditions after a fatal crash claimed a West Virginia University freshman in Harrison County on Saturday morning.
Morgan Grimm, 18, of Vienna, was traveling west near Raccoon Run Road on Route 50 when she lost control, crossed the median, and struck a vehicle traveling eastbound. The accident occurred around 11 am.
Grimm was a general business major who enrolled at WVU last month and enjoyed a successful tryout for the rowing team.
“As we struggle to come to terms with what has happened, we realize that no loss is greater felt than perhaps that of a parent for a child,” WVU coach Jimmy King said. “I hope that in some possible way, we might be able to bear a bit of the grief felt by the Grimms at this time. Although Morgan was with our team for a short while, she will most certainly remain with our team in spirit as we move forward.”
Grimm was a four-year rower at Parkersburg High School, where she became a senior captain and led the team to a silver and bronze medal in the Lindamood Regatta. She was a member of the principal’s list and the National Technical Honor Society.