MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Five people were killed in three separate traffic accidents Sunday across West Virginia.

The first wreck occurred at just after 1 a.m. Sunday on Fairmont Road near Morgantown when two vehicles collided near Sugar Creek Road. Two people died at the scene.

The fatal victims have been identified as Jobe Haney, 18, and Travis Penrose, 18, both of Morgantown. They were in the same vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle with Haney and Penrose and two people in the approaching vehicle were injured and taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital

A single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Wood County also claimed two victims—identified as Don Wesley Barnhart, 38, and Henry Clemente Lori, Jr.

Investigators said speed may have been a contributing factor. The driver lost control on Route 14. The car went off the road and through a utility road. The driver was ejected.


In Putnam County, deputies said a woman lost control of her car and slammed into a tree on Hurricane Creek Road at about 5 p.m. Deputies said Delphine Geter, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • Christopher Everspark

    What has the final investigation yielded in this accident? Our deepest condolences go out to the surviving family members and loved ones of those who died in this accident.

  • Concerned

    And wear a seatbelt!!! I can't believe the number of times I read of a driver or passenger being ejected and killed during an accident. Come on! It's a simple safety device that takes two seconds to put on.

  • Voter

    I'm surprised there aren't more every day. Just this morning a mini van was flying west bound on Route 25 in the TURN LANE. They came over into on coming traffic but barely swerved back to miss the guy in front of me. We both had to slow and pull to the shoulder. Wake up people and slow down.