PURGITSVILLE, W.Va. — State Police said the teenager killed in a car wreck on Route 220 Friday morning was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Troopers said the 17 year old girl was from the Purgitsville area.

Reports indicated she was driving south on Route 220 when her 2002 Hyundai Elantra sidewiped a tractor trailer heading north.  A second tractor trailer that was in the northbound lane then hit her vehicle as it spun out of control.

State Police said the drivers of the Kenworth trucks, both from Virginia, were not hurt.

The accident happened at about 6:45 a.m. Friday.

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  • Rob

    Bless the family and friends in this time of sorrow and pain. May you find comfort from those that surround you and give you peace.

  • Amy

    And by the way Mike all teens listen to there parents and do everything they are told. RIGHT I'm sure u did as a teen. Making a comment about wearing a seat belt is one thing making a comments about her parents is another...

  • Amy

    What has this world come to and the people who live in it. Mike I prey that you never have to experience what her mom is experiencing I would not wish that on anyone not even a none caring person as ur self. You judged without even knowing was u there maybe she unhooked it after getting hit the first time u dont no. The only thing I can figure is you can't b a parent because if you were there's no way another parent would say something so STUPID.

  • Kay

    I don't see how you can write such ignorant stuff... my dear loving cousin lost her life way to early! her family is hurting!!!!.Some of your comments are not only unnecessary but plan heartless!!!!! Autym may you rest in peace!! And mike How dare you say the things you did!!!! What do you think gives you the right?? And blaming someone for not teaching her right you are a joke!!

  • DWL

    This 17yo was driving a “2002 Hyundai Elantra” that “side(s)wiped a tractor trailer”. First thing is she was “left of center”. Was a cell phone recovered at the scene? What was SMS status of the phone? I’ve seen a many of individuals killed that were wearing their seat belts also. The seatbelt laws are yet another government intrusion into your private life bought and paid for by the insurance industry. (Why are motorcyclists exempted from wearing seatbelts?) A major contributing factor to her demise is the automobile type. I’ve seen more people die in subcompacts. Buy cheap – die cheap. But the biggest reason she died – the GOOD LORD decided it was her time. RIP.

    • Bobsowv

      Conspiracy Theory???? Its the Insurance Companies trying to save a dollar....... Government Intrusion...... How about a lesson in Physics. I'm sure you hate the Police as well...... Right DWL ???

  • Chris

    She was one of my friends at Moorefield High School she will be greatly missed by everyone rest in peace Autym

  • BRIAN, DEE, & MEGAN

    FIGHTING ABOUT WHO IS AT FAULT WHEN A YOUNG LADY HAS LOST HER LIFE IS CRAZY. PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS OF THE PAIN THAT THE FAMILY IS FEELING, AND THE DISBELIEF AND THE REALITY THAT SHE IS GONE MUST BE VERY HARD FOR THEM, AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY AND THAT THEY EVENTUALLY THE PAIN AND DISPAIRE THAT THEY FEEL WILL GO AWAY.

  • Tammy

    Fly with the angels dear Autym! May you rest in peace and may God comfort and hold your family close at this tragic time. That part of the road in the Purgitsville area is by far way too narrow,especially with big rigs traveling it constantly. Praying the state will open their eyes and widen it and hopefully prevent another tragic loss of life....

  • WV Bud

    If you get hit by 2 big trucks I am pretty sure a seat belt will not save you.I wrecked a semi once,had to be cut out of it.wasnt wearing a seat belt. Cop said that I was fortunate that I wasnt wearing my seat belt.It is good to wear one but it wont always make a difference.That is irrelevant in this case.This dear teenager has lost her life.God Bless this family and may you rest in peace Autumn.

  • jay

    @Mike, I think whats tragic is that this family has lost their child, and you want to bash someone for not teaching her about a seatbelt. How do you know if she was and just refused to wear it? Have some decency in a tragedy.

    • Mike

      Trying to prevent the next young person from dying. Someone might just get it.

      • Tammie

        I'm guessing that you just opened up a can of lawsuit frenzy because, according to you, no one dies if they're wearing their seatbelt. Won't that put a twist on automobile insurance liability claims!?! If your loved one, who was wearing his/her seatbelt, dies in a car wreck, the car manufacturer MUST be at fault. The seatbelt was being worn. Where did you go to school because someone needs to be held accountable for NOT teaching you the concept of cause and effect!!!

  • Angel

    Atumn was a very sweet girl, she was a really god friend and always had a smile.on her face. Its sad that she had to gk, but we have to believe that it was her time, god toom her for a reason, a reason thay we dont know, but there was areason. We all love Nd miss u girl!, prayers go out to all of her otger friends like me and her family members.

  • Mike

    Every week there is story about a teenager killed in a car accident. So tragic. It's also a tragedy that whoever taught her how to drive, never taught her to always wear a seatbelt.

    • Tammie

      So in your world, tragedy never strikes because, if you are a parent, you know that we do teach our children rules, etiquette, and common sense. The real world doesn't always abide by your principle of "I taught them how to be a good person, now nothing bad will happen."I taught my sons to not ride their bikes too fast when going downhill. But I sure did put a lot of bandaids on boo-boos from bike wrecks. Bottom lines: seatbelts potentially save lives, Autym wasn't wearing hers; her small Hyundai car was hit by 2 tractor trailers on her way to school where she should have graduated in May from a small school where every single student knows every other single student. Not sure who manufactured your car, but aside from a Mad Max automobile, I haven't seen any in Hardy County that could withstand such an impact!

    • Ut Oh

      So you were there when she was taught and know for a FACT that she was not told about seatbelts. Please I am sure her parents are hurting enough without comments like yours.

  • Trina

    So tragic. Prayers for her family and friends.

  • Samantha

    This dear girl was a senior at Moorefield High School. Rest in peace, Autym!! Prayers to her family.