Accident in Pocahontas County leads to a body being found

POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A single vehicle accident has led to a mother facing charges for concealing the body of her child.

According to reports, troopers responded to the accident late Sunday morning on Route 250 in Pocahontas County.

The woman who lost control and crashed the vehicle was Erica Newsome of Jacksonville, Florida. The child found near the scene, Newsome’s 11-year-old daughter.

Reports say a couple traveling from New York saw the body removed from the vehicle. It was later determined that the girl was killed in Jacksonville, Newsome placed the child in the vehicle Saturday and was heading toward Buffalo, New York, where the child’s father lives. To the girl’s father is where Newsome indicated she was headed.

According to the Southern Regional Jail website, Newsome was booked early Monday morning.