Just before 7am Sunday morning, Troopers responded to a fatal crash on Apricot Rd., approximately three miles south of the city of Gilmer in Upshur County. The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 1996 Chevrolet 2500 was traveling south on Apricot Rd. at an unsafe speed and drifted off the roadway to the right in a slight curve. The driver over corrected to the left and entered a wooded area on the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree causing the unrestrained driver to be ejected. The driver was identified as 20 year old Carson Glenn Barber, of Gilmer. Barber was pronounced at the scene by Judge Welch and was transported to McWhorter Funeral Home in Gilmer.
The crash remains under investigation.