CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police in three West Virginia counties are investigating separate accidents that claimed the lives of four people Saturday.
Two of the victims were part of a Saturday morning crash in Ritchie County. Police report Cheryl Horner of Pennsboro and a young girl were traveling west on U.S. Route 50 at around 7:40 when Horner’s vehicle was struck by a water tanker truck coming off Simington Drive near Ellenboro.
Both Horner and the girl were killed. The Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
Authorities in Fayette County say a wreck on U.S. Route 19 Saturday afternoon claimed a life. The wreck was in Glen Jean near Mount Hope. Reports indicate two people were thrown from a vehicle and one of them was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Raleigh County man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Beckley. The sheriff’s department reports Jerry Pack, 26, of Ghent, crashed the bike at the intersection of Fernandez Drive and Ragland Road at around 1:30 p.m. They say speed was a factor and he was not wearing a helmet.