EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTroopers Say Athens County Man Escapes Fiery Car Crash, Killed In Hit-And-Run
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 6, 2013 8:27 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 6, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
St. Mary's , West Virginia
West Virginia State Police are investigating after an Athens County man managed to escape a fiery car crash, but was later killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Ben H. Gabriel, 39, of Athens died on Wednesday. State Police said the accident happened early in the morning on Wednesday in Pleasants County near the 9400 block of Route 2. Troopers said the victim's car ran off the roadway, traveled over an embankment and hit a tree. They believe Gabriel was able to escape before the vehicle caught fire and began walking along Route 2. Troopers said he was possibly struck by another vehicle about a quarter mile away from the accident scene. Gabriel died as a result of his injuries.
Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call West Virginia State Police at 304-684-7101.
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