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One Man Killed, Another Seriously Injured In Boone County Crash

Reported by: Send eMail Katelyn Sykes
Web Producer: Katelyn Sykes
Also Contributing: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 29, 2013 10:33 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 29, 2013 10:37 PM EST

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Fatal Boone Crash
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Bigson , Boone County , West Virginia

One McDowell County man died and another was seriously injured following a single vehicle crash in Boone County early Friday morning.

Dennis McKinney, 45, of McDowell County was killed in the crash, Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker said.

Nathan Lester, 28, of McDowell County was seriously injured and was taken to CAMC General in Charleston.

The accident happened in Bigson on WV Route 85 near the Van area of Boone County about 1 a.m. Friday. Deputies said the vehicle lost control and rolled over into a small stream and caught fire. It's believed McKinney was killed during the accident and before the fire occurred.

Witnesses told officers on the scene that both alcohol and speed appeared to be factors in the accident.




The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a single vehicle accident in Bigson.

It happened just after 1 a.m. on Friday on Route 85.

Boone County 911 dispatchers said a vehicle rolled several times. Two people were inside the vehicle. One person was taken to CAMC General with unknown injuries. The condition of the second person is unknown.

No word on what caused the crash.



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