The West Virginia Division of Highways had to shut down the northbound lanes of Route 199 recently due to an accident. Two people were injured and one was killed in the logging truck accident. Even though this does not seem to be a section of road that has a lot of accidents, the possibility that concrete barriers separating the north and south lanes may have prevented this crash.
The West Virginia State Police is investigating an accident that occurred recently on Rich Mountain. The two car accident injured two people. Officials had to set up a landing zone at a nearby high school in order to allow a helicopter to land in order to transport the injured drivers to the hospital.