Just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening there was a two car accident in Wallace along Bennetts Run Road. According to Harrison County 911 officials, Two people were flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital and four others were taken to UHC by ambulance. Texting and driving may be to blame, but it hasn’t been confirmed.
Troopers say four men were driving in a Toyota Tacoma South Bound on Route 20 when the driver crossed the center line and hit a Ford F-150 head on.
Apparently none of the people in the Toyota were wearing a seatbelt. The driver and the front seat passenger in the Toyota were trapped in the car and had to be cut out. Those were the two people flown to Ruby.
The two other men in the Toyota were taken to UHC with serious injuries. A man was driving the Ford and a woman was a passenger in that car; both of them were taken to UHC by ambulance as well.
19-year-old Christian Shaver (driver of Toyota) and 20-year-old Austin Eddings (front seat passenger in Toyota) are in ICU at Ruby.
23-year-old Kyle Thompson (Toyota passenger) was transferred to Ruby from UHC, but his condition is unknown at this time.
22-year-old Michael Gill (Toyota passenger), 46-year-old Jefferson Flesher (Ford driver), and Regina Flesher (Ford passenger) have all been treated and released from UHC.
Charges are pending. Harrison County State Police is handling the investigation.