Weirton man killed in highway wreck

CADIZ – Bryan P. Westlake, 36, of 3501 Elm St., Weirton, was killed in a two-car, head-on wreck Friday morning on U.S. Route 22, just east of county Road 51, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

The patrol reported a 1999 Honda Accord driven by Bryan P. Liggett, 32, of 438 Melwood Drive, Toronto, drove left of center while traveling west and hit Westlake’s 1997 Mazda Miata head-on around 6:55 a.m. Friday, the patrol reported.

Westlake was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol reported. Liggett was transported to Trinity Medical Center West and then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a trooper reported.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and had to be extricated from the cars, the patrol reported.

The investigation into the wreck is continuing, a trooper said.