HUGHESTON, W.Va. – A night of drinking turned deadly for a group of Kanawha County teenagers.
State Police said Collin Qualls, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car wreck early Friday morning on Hughes Creek in Kanawha County. Troopers identify the driver of the car as Dustin Burkhardt, 18. Burkhardt and three other teens in the car, ages 16, 17, and 18, are all hospitalized.
Troopers say Burkhardt was drinking and driving and lost control about 12:10 am. The car left the roadway and rolled several times. It finally came to rest in the front yard of a home at 5211 Huges Creek Road.
State Police say Burkhardt will likely face charges of DUI resulting in death and DUI resulting in injury.