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Fire Captain Taken to Hospital in Serious Accident

The single-vehicle accident happened around 5:03 a.m. in the 3500 block of Cacapon Road in Morgan County, West Virginia.
Photo courtesy of: Eastern Panhandle Working Fires
Photo courtesy of: Eastern Panhandle Working Fires
Photo courtesy of: Eastern Panhandle Working Fires
Photo courtesy of: Eastern Panhandle Working Fires
MORGAN COUNTY, W.Va. - Officials with Morgan County dispatch have confirmed a member from the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department was transported to the hospital early Thursday morning after his truck went off of the roadway, crashing into a tree. 

The single-vehicle accident happened around 5:03 a.m. in the 3500 block of Cacapon Road. 

Deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, as well as firefighters with the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department. 

Eastern Panhandle Fire and Rescue's Facebook page acknowledged the victim as Captain 2 Roger Steiner. They stated Cpt. Steiner was involved in the serious accident, and was last listed in stable condition. 

According to Eastern Panhandle Working Fires Facebook page, units on the scene found the vehicle up against a tree, with Capt. Steiner severely trapped inside. It took crews about an hour to get him out. They say they had to remove the roof, passenger side door, and the dash to get to him. Cpt. Steiner was believed to have chest and side pain when he was taken to the hospital. 

WHAG has reached out to the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department for a current status on Cpt. Steiner's condition. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 
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