Jeffrey Goldhammer and Stevie Nickels Killed In Separate Automobile Accidents

56-year old Jeffrey Goldhammer was killed in an automobile accident Sunday, May 10 around 2 p.m. at the 160 mile marker of Interstate 79 when a vehicle, a 2006 Honda driven by 20-year old Jenna Boyd lost control, crossed over into the other lane and struck his vehicle, a 2016 Ford Fusion traveling north. Goldhammer died at Ruby Memorial Hospital of his injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating but have confirmed a 2006 Honda, driven by Jenna Boyd, 20, of Salisbury, North Carolina, was traveling south on I-79, when Boyd lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and struck Goldhamer’s 2016 Ford Fusion traveling northbound.

Boyd was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital by EMS. Goldhamer was also taken by EMS to Ruby Memorial Hospital and later died from his injuries.

A third vehicle. A 2012 Buick Enclave, driven by Michael Betzler, 54, of McDonald, Pa., was also involved in the accident. Both Michael and Kathleen Belzler, 52 were treated at the scene by EMS workers.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

In another local automobile accident 21-year old Stevie Nickels of Arthurdale was killed when his car, a 2004 Ford Focus swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a 2006 Freightliner flatbed truck head-on. The truck was driven by Charles Homer of Canonsburg, Pa. Homer was treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital and released.

The cause of Nickels failing to keep in the right-hand lane is under investigation.

If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence of another person, you may need to speak with an experienced West Virginia personal injury and wrongful death attorney. We at The Adams Legal Group PLLC have the experience to ask all the right questions and to gather the necessary evidence such as police reports, cell phone records, and intoxication testing results to determine if the negligent driver may have been speeding, texting or drinking/drugging while operating his/her motor vehicle, directly contributing to you or your loved one’s injuries or death. Please call us today for a free consultation – (304) 381-2166, or complete the contact form on our website at


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by | May 18, 2015 · 3:33 pm

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