Charges pending against driver who struck tree

A head-on collision between a white work truck and a large tree along Waugh Road sent the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle to the hospital for medical care last Thursday, September 15. Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said police were advised to be on the lookout for the white truck with a cap with Maryland tags as members of the public reported it was driving recklessly in multiple locations in the county. According to Bohrer, a caller saw the truck driving recklessly along Winchester Grade Road, and then near Cacapon Market on U.S. 522, shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Roughly an hour later, the truck was reported to have struck a tree in the 1000 block of Waugh Road. A medical helicopter leaves the scene of a September 15 collision on Waugh Road. photo by Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company Police said the truck ran off the left side of Waugh Road, struck a highway curve sign and then hit the tree. In investigating the accident, police found gouge marks in the pavement that stretched for roughly 1.5 miles from Fearnow Road. Police said it appeared the tire had come off the wheel and the truck was traveling on its rim that whole way. Responders found Coty L. MacCumbee trapped inside the truck. Firefighters spend roughly an hour to cut MacCumbee out of the vehicle. He was then treated by EMS and flown out by Life Net Air Medical, reported the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company. Also assisting on the scene were Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company, Morgan County EMS, and Roy’s Service Center. Sheriff Bohrer said police found several prescription medications in MacCumbee’s possession, but no charges have been filed yet. Charges are pending the collection of medical test results and additional evidence. Bohrer said the driver was wearing an ankle monitor, indicating he is under court supervision. Cpl. Luke Shambaugh is the investigating officer in the case. Anyone with additional information can contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department at 304-258-1067.