Two people have died as the result of a two-car accident in Doddridge County, officials said Monday.
The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of state Route 23 and Tarklin Road, about two miles from Salem.
The names of the two fatalities were not released pending the notification of relatives.
According to Chief Rick Todd, with the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, the two people who died were the lone occupants of a 1994 Ford Escort.
Four occupants of the other car, a 1987 Ford Escort, were also injured, but no information on their conditions were available.
Todd said one of the victims died at United Hospital Center, while the other victim died at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
The Salem firefighters were assisted by the Reynoldsville and Smithburg Volunteer Fire Departments.
The accident remains under investigation by the West Union detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Troopers could not be reached for comment Monday night.
Meanwhile, a Barbour County resident was killed in a one-car accident Saturday night in Belington, officials said Monday.
Rhonda Lynn Davis, 19, of Point Pleasant Community, was a passenger in a 1991 Dodge Shadow that wrecked at approximately 11 p.m. along U.S. Route 250 in Belington, according to Patrolman P.D. Harrison of the Belington Police Department.
Harrison said the accident in still under investigation and he could not release any details, except that the car went off the road and hit a tree.
The officer did say that the car was driven by a Billie D. Hatley, 19, of Belington, and there was a second passenger, Christopher Farley, 29, of Philippi.
Harrison said that both Hatley and Farley were transported to area hospitals, but he would not release information on their conditions.
Officers from the Philippi detachment of the West Virginia State Police assisted with the accident, as well the Belington Volunteer Fire department, and emergency services from Barbour County, Randolph County and Belington.