Wellsburg resident killed in fatal accident

WELLSBURG – A 44-year-old Wellsburg resident was killed around 3 p.m. Wednesday when the flatbed truck he was operating on Brady’s Ridge Road overturned.

Brooke County Sheriff’s deputies said the driver, Thomas Hukill, was hauling a piece of heavy equipment when the accident happened.

The investigation is continuing, but authorities believe mechanical issues may have played a part in the mishap.

Brady’s Ridge Road connects Washington Pike with Bethany Pike, a dispatcher said.