Woman transported via copter following altercation with boyfriend

WEST POINT – A woman was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital by helicopter from a rural area Saturday afternoon following an altercation with her boyfriend.

West Point Fire Chief Wayne Chamberlain reported his department was called just before 3 p.m. for a woman thrown from a vehicle in an area along state Route 45, but when firefighters arrived, they found the address was incorrect.

They located the area about a mile away in the Rosebud mine, but it was so remote, a Jeep squad truck had to be used to reach the woman, later identified by sheriff’s deputies as Shelby Allgood, age and address not listed.

The fire department set up a landing zone for Air Evac in a flat field, and Allgood was transported to Pittsburgh. Deputies reported later she was in stable condition.

According to the sheriff’s department, Allgood’s sister, Clara, advised they were off-roading when Shelby Allgood and her boyfriend, William VanDyke, age and address not listed, had an argument.

Allgood was outside the small SUV when she reached in for a cooler and VanDyke reportedly took off. Allgood held onto the vehicle and was dragged several feet before she let go, landing on the ground, deputies reported.

VanDyke was charged with criminal trespass.