Charges filed in deadly Barbour County accident

BELINGTON, W.Va. — A Pennsylvania woman is facing charges connected to a deadly October accident in Barbour County.

State Police arrested Janel Sturm, 28, of Beden, Pa. on Thursday on two counts of driving under the influence causing death and one count of child neglect resulting in death.

Troopers said she was driving a vehicle that ran off Route 250, north of Belington, on Oct. 28, 2013.¬† The vehicle rolled, killing her two passengers — Travis Felton, 29, and Raele Felton, 7 weeks old.

At the time of the crash, State Police said Sturm was under the influence of methamphetamine and other controlled substances.

She was being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $150,000 cash bond on Thursday evening.





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