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Amber Alert

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Two Fatal Accidents in W.V.

Six people have died in two separate accidents on slick West Virginia roads Wednesday. Four people were killed in Jefferson County after the van they were in collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 340.

Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Sell says the driver of the westbound van lost control due to icy conditions and the van fishtailed into the eastbound lane and was hit by the truck.

Three passengers in the van were pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:40 a.m. accident near Harpers Ferry. The driver later died at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The names of the victims aren't available at this time.

Poor road conditions are also blamed for a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 77 in Jackson County that claimed two victims.

Chief Deputy B.W. DeWees of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department says a sport utility vehicle slid into the path of a double tractor-trailer. The SUV was trying to pass the truck at about 7:30 a.m. in the Goldtown area.

DeWees identified the victims, who were both in the SUV, as 23-year-old Amanda Vaughn of Vienna and 38-year-old Michael Ferrier of Vincent, Ohio.Source