Accident On Rt. 259 Claims Life

On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6:58 a.m., Hardy County emergency services were notified of a two-vehicle collision on State Route 259, approximately 1.7 miles south of Baker.

Deputy Spencer of the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The two-vehicle collision was found to be a truck and a car with all passengers entrapped, requiring extensive extrication.

The roadway was shut down for approximately two hours while extrication was performed and emergency services responded to care for the two drivers and one passenger in the car.

The driver of the truck was declared deceased at the scene. The two occupants of the car were flown out by two helicopters, Air Care 4 and Health Net 8.