Virginia man identified in fatal accident in Kingwood Pike

KINGWOOD, W.Va. — One person has been confirmed dead after an accident that took place on Kingwood Pike Wednesday.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department released details of the investigation of the accident that took the life of 43-year-old Philip V. Soldatchenkov, after his car reportedly flipped over and crashed into a tree on Kingwood Pike near the I-68 overpass. According to investigators, Soldatchenkov was driving a 2008 Porsche Cayenne at a high rate of speed before flipping over, leaving the roadway and hitting a tree. Soldatchenkov was pronounced dead on the scene when authorities arrived.

Monongalia County EMS and the Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department assisted authorities at the scene.