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Names Released In Deadly Accident; 2 College Students And Father And Son Killed
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Jeremy Bias
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Jul. 21, 2012 4:51 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 22, 2012 7:05 PM EDT
Newton , Roane County , West Virginia
We are learning more about four people who were killed in an accident on I-79 Saturday afternoon.
W.Va. State Police say two of the victims were soon-to-be college students, returning home to Baltimore from an orientation at the University of Charleston. Police say 20-year-old Tavon Frisby was driving and 19-year-old Cameron Shields was in the passenger seat. Police say Frisby somehow crossed the median into the southbound lanes of I-79 in the Newton area of Roane County.
The car struck a father and son who were headed to Huntington from Philadelphia to be with a family member who is in the hospital. Police say 40-year-old Steven Ranjo and his father, 87-year-old Leo Ranjo were both killed in the accident.
Police are still investigating the crash to determine what caused Frisby to cross the median.
Four people have been killed in a two-car accident on I-79. It happened just before 5 Saturday afternoon.
Dispatchers say all four victims are adults. It happened near the 34 mile marker near the town of Newton in Roane County. We are told that the driver of a car going northbound lost control, crossed the center line and struck a car in the southbound lanes head-on.
Two of the victims in one car are from Maryland. The two people in the other car are from Pennsylvania.
The southbound lanes are currently closed.
We will continue to update this story as we get more information.
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