EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Say Marijuana Found In Fatal Crash; Cause Under Investigation
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Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Taisha Walker
Reported: Aug. 7, 2013 6:53 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 8, 2013 3:16 PM EDT
Wallback , Clay County , West Virginia
State Police said a small amount of marijuana was found in a pickup truck that crashed, killing one teen and injuring 10 others, but toxicology tests and further investigation must be done to determine a cause of the wreck.
During a news conference, State Police released more details about the accident that killed Kara Conley, 17, and injured 10 others. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 20 and were being treated at Charleston hospitals for injuries that range from minor to severe.
State Police said the Ford F-150 truck was heading south on Route 36 when the driver, Isaac Murphy, 18, lost control, and the vehicle went across the road and into a creek before striking a tree. The five people riding in the bed of the truck were ejected. Six others were in the cab of the vehicle.
No charges have been filed, but State Police said they could be coming based on the outcome of the investigation and tests.
State Police said the driver has been in trouble previously, but they did not know what charges he had faced.
It is unclear where the teens were heading when the accident happened about 4 a.m. State Police said there was one report they may have been out “ghost hunting,” but they said that has not been confirmed.
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State Police have released the name of the teen killed in a pickup truck accident that injured 10 other teens who were all traveling in the same vehicle.
Kara Conley, 17, a student at Clay County High School, was the person killed in the wreck, State Police said. Ten others were injured and have been transported to Charleston hospitals. The driver was identified as Isaac Murphy, 18.
The accident happened about 4 a.m. on Route 36 near Walback. State Police said the victims are ages 14 to 20. The vehicle was a Ford F-150 truck.
** Facebook photo is of teen killed in accident, Kara Conley
One teenager was killed after a pickup truck carrying a group of high school students crashed Wednesday morning in Clay County.
State troopers said 11 people were riding in the Ford F-150 truck when the driver lost control and crashed on Route 36 near Wallback about 4 a.m. One person died at the scene. Ten others were transported to Charleston hospitals with non-life threatening to serious injuries.
Troopers said the teenagers were all high school students. No word on their identities.
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