In July 2 Issue
A wreck involving an alleged stolen vehicle occurred Tuesday evening at the U.S. 127 Bypass and sent a Huntington, W. Va. Woman to the hospital with critical injuries, according to Jamestown Police Dept. Sgt. Jeff Kerns.
Belinda W. Coleman, 39, was traveling north on the bypass at a high rate of speed in a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire around 7:30 p.m., according to the testimony of several witnesses, Kerns said.
Coleman lost control of the vehicle where the bypass meets U.S. 127 and struck a culvert near Half Acre Rd. which caused the vehicle to go airborne. The vehicle continued on crossing Half Acre Rd. and Green Acres Dr, traveling through a yard before coming to a stop nearly 500 feet from the highway.
Coleman was taken to the Russell County Hospital by EMS and then transported by helicopter to the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of several serious injuries. She has since been released, Kerns said.
Kerns said he is continuing the investigation but it appears the vehicle was stolen out of neighboring Clinton County shortly before the wreck and involves a West Virginia family that vacations in Albany each summer.