The name of the Wellsburg police officer involved in a single car accident that happened over a week ago has been identified.Related Story: Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Investigate Car Accident Involving Wellsburg Police Officer
Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said the officer involved is 23-year-old Taylor White.
White was recently sworn in as Wellsburg’s first female officer.Related Story: First Female Officer in Wellsburg Sworn in by First Female Mayor
Officials said White was driving an unmarked cruiser through New Cumberland on Route 2 on June 14 when she reportedly hydroplaned, crossed the center line and crashed into a bench and a flower box.
Witnesses said she then put the car in reverse and sped off to Wellsburg Lt. Lester Skinner’s house.
The investigation is still ongoing.
*A correction has been made in this story to correct Lester Skinner’s title. He is the police chief in New Cumberland and a lieutenant for the Wellsburg Police Department.