Over a 24-hour period, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to three serious traffic crashes, including an accident that claimed the lives of a West Virginia man and woman early Saturday morning.
Deputies were dispatched to U.S. Route 35 East near milepost 23 in Wayne Township for a one-vehicle accident on Saturday at 3:56 a.m. According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, deputies discovered that a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Stephen S. Rainey, 24, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., had been heading east on U.S. Route 35 and lost control. The vehicle reportedly went off the left side of the roadway into the median.
The vehicle continued eastbound before it struck two guardrails and went airborne over a bridge and waterway. It struck and embankment before coming to rest, Stanforth said.
Rainey was transported from the scene to Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he later died. The front seat passenger in Rainey’s vehicle, identified as Angelica M. Brumfield, 26, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
Three backseat passengers from the Dayton area were all transported from the scene by EMS to various medical centers for treatment of injuries, according to Stanforth. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Members of the FCSO Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene and are continuing their investigation of the accident.
Also responding and assisting at the scene were members of the Wayne Township Fire Department, Fayette County EMS, Jefferson Township EMS and the Sheriff’s Rescue Unit.
Prior to the fatal accident, on Friday at 9:56 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Washington-Waterloo Road just north of the Stuckey Road intersection for a one-vehicle crash with a downed utility pole and power lines.
Kyle L. Armintrout, 22, of Washington C.H., was driving his vehicle north on Washington-Waterloo when he failed to negotiate a left curve and lost control of his 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway into the yard at 3825 Washington Waterloo-Road and collided with a utility pole, overturning before coming to rest, according to Stanforth.
Armintrout sustained minor injuries in the crash, but declined medical treatment at the scene. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted by members of Fayette County EMS, Washington Fire & Rescue and the Sheriff’s Rescue Unit.
Washington-Waterloo Road was shut down while members of Dayton Power & Light repaired the pole and cleared the roadway of downed power lines. Armintrout was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control, according to Stanforth.
Finally, on Saturday at 1:03 p.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 22 East near the intersection of Bogus Road. A 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by William H. Dinkins, 51, of Circleville, pulling a cargo trailer was heading east on U.S. Route 22 when the trailer began to fishtail, causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway and overturn.
Dinkins was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle and extricated. He was transported from the scene by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for treatment.
A front seat passenger, identified as Daniel J. Dinkins, 22, of Circleville, was also injured and transported by Fayette County EMS to Fayette County Memorial Hospital.
The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene, said Stanforth. William Dinkins was cited for failure to control a motor vehicle.
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