UPDATE: (6:13 P.M. Oct. 21, 2022) – Authorities are investigating after a man died when his vehicle went into a pond in Mason County this morning.
According to authorities, the crash happened on Route 2, also known as Huntington Road, between Ashton and Glenwood this morning around 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2022. Authorities say the preliminary investigation appears the car went off the left side of the road.
Witnesses tell WOWK 13 News they saw the vehicle come off the road and hit a rock, which they say sent it airborne into the pond. Authorities say when they arrived on scene, the car was fully submerged with the driver still inside.
The WVSP says a trooper attempted to save the man, but could not reach the car, and a dive team was called in.
“From preliminary investigation, it looks like the car ran off the left side of the road and ended up in the pond,” said WVSP Sgt. Joe Finnicum. “We don’t know if it’s a medical issue prior to the crash or what. Hopefully we’ll be able to find that out with further investigation into this.”
UPDATE: (1:15 p.m. Oct. 21, 2022) – Authorities confirm a man has died after a vehicle crashed into a pond in the Ashton area of Mason County.
There is no word at this time on what caused the crash.
MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash in Mason County pulling a vehicle from a pond.
According to authorities, the crash happened in on Route 2, also known as Huntington Road, between Ashton and Glenwood this morning around 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2022, and first responders received the call around 11:21 a.m.
Witnesses on scene tell WOWK 13 News one person was in the vehicle at the time of the crash and only one vehicle is believed to have been involved. Authorities say they do not know the person’s condition, but do believe they are still in the vehicle.
Authorities say at this time, they are not sure what caused the crash.
First responders from Mason and Cabell counties in West Virginia and Gallia County in Ohio are on the scene. This is a developing story and we will update this article with more details as they become available.