Rubio assists following fatal wreck in West Virginia

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada, a doctor, stopped to assist following a fatal, four-car accident in West Virginia late Thursday night.

Rubio, a Republican running for re-election, and Heck, a Republican looking to succeed retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, had left an event in nearby St. Clairsville, Ohio, hosted by Robert Murray, owner of Murray Energy, the nation’s largest coal-mining company.

The accident on Interstate-70 occurred in rainy conditions and claimed the life of a 62-year-old man from Washington, Pa.

“Jeanette (Rubio) and I send our prayers and condolences to the family of the individual who tragically lost their life in Thursday night’s accident in West Virginia,” Rubio said.

“I want to thank all of the first responders who arrived quickly and did their jobs with swift professionalism. Please join me in praying for all those affected,” he added.

Ohio County Sheriff Pat Butler said, “We just vastly appreciate the help.”



Reader Comments 0

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS