Craig Cole dies after 3am accident on 422 Sunday Morning

Craig Cole of Moundsville West Virginia lost control of the car he was driving about 3:30 a.m. on Route 422 west just before Mitchell Hill Road.

Cole was driving in the eastbound lane when the vehicle struck the guide wire of a utility pole and went over an embankment. The vehicle was engulfed in fire when police got there.

Troopers tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers but to no avail. Herman volunteer firefighters and at least one other fire department were called.

Cole was found dead in the vehicle. A passenger, also from West Virginia, apparently was able to get out and crawl up the 50-foot embankment and flag down another motorist, authorities said.

Butler County Deputy Coroner Larry Barr pronounced Cole dead about 7 a.m. An autopsy determined he died of severe head injuries. Barr said Cole also had burns to the lower half of his body, his arms and face.





  1. R.I.P MY sweet cousin you will be missed dearly… May God put his arms around your family. And Help guide your small babies through life ..And hold your wife tight in his arms to give her the strength in this time of sorrow…. much love to all my family in this time of sadness and sorrow….


    • It’s really sad you would leave a comment like this!! And I think it needs removed he does have little ones and wonderful family!


      • I agree. JPJ has not left comments sense going off on this news site a while back. HE had a habit of making some real stupid comments and this was just one of them.


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