3 high school students die in Hancock County crash

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Three teenage students at Oak Glen High School died in a weekend car wreck.

The three teens, all 16, were in a car that collided head-on with a New Manchester Volunteer Fire Department vehicle headed north on state Route 8. The crash happened near the entrance to Tomlinson Run Park at about 9 p.m.

Police said firefighters were responding to a chimney fire when the victims’ vehicle attempted to pass a slower vehicle and collided with the fire department truck.

The driver, Krystyn Butcher of Newell, and passenger Kaylin Rice of Chester were killed instantly. The third person in the car, John Snow III of New Cumberland, died Sunday in a local hospital.

Three firefighters were transported to the hospital, treated, and released.

An investigation into the crash continued Monday.

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