Head-on collision kills St.Marys woman

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. – A Pleasants County woman died Sunday, the result of a two-car collision on West Virginia 2 in Tyler County.

According to a press release from the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department, 53-year-old Pamela Ruble of St. Marys died following a head-on collision Sunday afternoon. The accident happened near W.Va. 2 and Wells Hill Road, just north of the Momentive plant in Tyler County.

The sheriff’s department said the accident left the southbound lane blocked. Tyler County 911 was notified around 3:45 p.m. of a two-car accident with entrapment.

A 2005 Chevy Cobalt, driven by Ruble, was traveling southbound when it collided with a 2012 Ford Edge, driven by Debra McKown, 56, of Normantown, traveling in the northbound lane.

The fire department used the Jaws of Life to extract Ruble and Terry Ruble, 58, from the Cobalt. The Rubles, both from St. Marys, were transported to Sistersville General Hospital where Pamela Ruble later died. She was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m. by the attending emergency room physician, according to the release.

Terry Ruble was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He is listed in critical condition.

McKown was the sole occupant of the Edge. She was transported to Wetzel County Hospital for treatment and later released.

The Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department, EMS units from Sistersville and Middlebourne and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office were summoned to the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.