HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. — Two teenagers were killed in a car wreck on Route 57 in Harrison County on Sunday afternoon.

On Monday, Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano identified the victims as Locia Wyant, 16, of Mount Clare, and Elizabeth Brannon, 18, of Clarksburg.  Wyant was a student at South Harrison High School.

Sheriff Marano said Wyant was driving a red Pontiac Grand Am and lost control of the vehicle while passing another vehicle heading west at about 3 p.m. Sunday.  After she lost control, her vehicle broadsided another vehicle going east.

The two passengers in the eastbound vehicle were taken by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  Those two injured people were identified as Rodney Snider, 74, and Janice Campanaro, 73, both of Philippi.  Their conditions were not known on Monday.

Investigators said both Wyant and Brannon were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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  • Lizzys Cuz

    Hey everyone, I'm Elizebeth Rose Brannons thirteen year old cousin, and neither family sued the other ( WVU MOM )

  • WVU MOM

    Not only did two young women lose thier lives, but two families lost their daughters. One of those will sue the other and even more heartbreak will ensue.

  • Cindy

    The news reports on WBOY.com says that they were passing illegally in a blind turn, lost control, & slid into the oncoming traffic. Physics doesn't apply with fast driving & losing control. My condolensces to the family of these two young people. Hopefully they won't die in vain & their classmates will consider this a life lesson to not drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

  • Mike

    Almost every week somewhere in the state there is a tragic car accident involving teenage drivers. Lives are lost. I don't know what the answer is, but the common thread is teen driving. So sad.

  • Roswell

    WVmetroNews reporting is as sketchy as it can possibly be. It usually leaves you with more questions than answers.

  • MoMoney

    They were in a car going west and T-boned a car going east. Is that physically possible? Seems like that would break a law or two of physics.

    • Mr M

      Wondered the same thing myself, MoMoney. I suppose if there was a big curve they could drive into the side of a vehicle, but it would be nasty -- which obviously, it was.

      • Eddie

        Article said they passed a car and then lost control. Probably entered the west lane, lost control, rear end slid out and the front crashed in to the side of the east bound car.

        Not hard to imagine at all.

        • Janice Campanaro

          I see the crosses on 57. I was in the other car. Our car was stopped and we waited for the impact of the girls out of control car. Neither Rodney nor I will ever be the same. Yet, not one note, one call nor one word from the family of the irresponsible girls. I have thought to add my wheelchair, crutches, walker to the crosses.

          • Georgann VanHorn (WIANT)

            while we were burying two young girls I am sorry we didn't call you or write you. If you were parked and waiting the impact from my sisters car why not move out of the way of the uncontrolled car?. You and Rodney may never be the same but you have life. Our lives will never be the same. we never received one call or letter from you as well.