McCONNELL, W.Va. — Two Mercer County residents were killed in a head-on collision Friday morning on state Route 10 in Logan County.

Logan County sheriff’s deputies said Rita Overbee, 53, of Princeton, crossed the center line at about 7:43 in 3 Mile Curve in McConnell and slammed into an oncoming utility truck. Overbee and her son, Robert Overbee, 28, were killed. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Photo courtesy Logan Fire Dept./WSAZ-TV

The passenger car and utility truck collided in 3 Mile Curve Friday morning.

Investigators said witnesses told them it appeared Overbee was driving fast and lost control in the curve. She and her son were trapped in the wreckage. They were not wearing seat belts.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.


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  • Independent View

    Route 10 is the ultimate death highway in WV!

  • wvu999

    Darwin always wins

  • any major dude

    If they had been wearing seatbelts they would have had a better chance at survival. Not commenting on mandatory vs voluntary use of belts, just sayin'.