UPDATE (11:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022): One neighbor who lives on WV-2 in Gallipolis Ferry says around 11:30 a.m. they saw a car driving at an alarming speed southbound. Soon after, they heard a loud noise.

The sound came from a home just down the road. There the Mason County Sheriff’s Office says the driver lost control of the vehicle, veering off the road, hitting the home and another car that was parked in the driveway.

Another driver, who prefers to remain anonymous, says he was traveling northbound and saw the events unfold. He also says there was a split second where he was almost a part of the accident.

“By the time he got straightened out and was going towards the house and the car, he wasn’t but about maybe four or five feet in front of my truck,” the driver stated.

However, the story doesn’t end at the home.

The vehicle also went through the homeowner’s yard leaving tire marks in the dirt. Another neighbor says the car stopped at the end of the hill, throwing the driver through the windshield, killing them.

Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant responded to the scene. He says, while he can’t speak on any specifics of the case, these situations are also hard on first responders, especially in a tight-knit community.

“It never gets easy, no matter how many times you deal with death or tragedy… It still affects you,” Bryant says.

Sheriff Miller says the victim is still not being identified at this time.


MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) –  A person died Tuesday after being thrown from their car in Mason County.

Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller tells 13 News that the driver lost control of the vehicle, due to speed, on Route 2 in Gallipolis Ferry.

The incident happened around 11:30 Tuesday morning.

The driver left the road and hit a parked car and a house.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Sheriff Miller no names are being released at this time.