At about 11:35pm, two cars collided at the intersection of 5th Street and US 60 last night. Witnesses state a car driven by Sheila Gibson (54 yoa from St. Albans) turned left off of US 60 on to 5th Street in the path of a car driven by Natalie Thomas (35 yoa from Cross Lanes). Both Gibson and Thomas were taken to CAMC General with non-life threatening injuries.
Thomas had two children in her car who were her sons. Jacob Hughey (12 yoa) was alert and conscious and told officers he was not wearing a seat belt. He was sitting up front and received a broken femur among his injuries. He was also taken to CAMC General. His injuries aren’t thought to be threatening. His brother, Caleb Hughey (11 yoa) was seriously injured and was sitting in the back seat. He may not have been sufficiently belted in. Due to his injuries, it is thought he only had a lap belt on. He was taken to CAMC General where he was still in ICU early this morning.
Charges are pending, likely against both drivers. Thomas had a suspended drivers license for 3 unpaid citations and driving with no insurance. No insurance proof could be found on the car she was driving in the crash.