SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. — State Police are continuing their investigation after a crash Tuesday evening in Hampshire County claimed the life of a Hardy County woman.

Troopers said Debbie Saul, 64, of Baker, was killed after being thrown out of a truck being driven by her husband, Larry Saul, 65. The two were traveling on state Route 28 near Springfield at around 5 p.m. Tuesday when Mr. Saul lost control on the wet roads, it was raining at the time. Both were ejected from the vehicle as it skidded on its side.

Debbie Saul was pronounced dead shortly after the wreck, her husband is being treated at a Maryland hospital. Troopers said they don’t believe the couple was wearing seat belts.

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  • Randy

    I wish everybody would wear a seat belt. I've been wearing one since the mid 80's. But I feel that if you are an adult and don't have passengers that could be hit by your flying body, then it should be up to you.

  • duh

    You can't legislate common sense. So what its a law ....obviously it didn't mean anything to the person that died.

  • Baldeagle

    I'm reminded of a radio discussion a few months ago with Hoppy K and people calling in and saying they are sick and tired of the government dictating what they can do and what they can't do and they ain't gonna wear no damn seat belts if they don't want to and they sure won't pay the darn fine either. Well folks, this is what happens when you don't wear seat belts and this is the second fatality this week due to not wearing seat belts. So you keep saying I ain't gonna and one day we will see your name in some article above.

    • Dave

      Sure, seatbelts save lives, but, there are almost as many downsides, This was just a very unfortunate, tragic accident, something that was meant to happen, it was their time. We can listen or read about all the seatbelt lobbying that the government can throw at us, it's not gong to make a difference in the end, people are going to do what they want, no matter what the laws are.