UPDATE: Man Killed in Putnam Car Crash; Name Released

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 6/18/13 @ 12:30 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is dead after crashing into a bridge in Putnam County.

The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. Monday on Route 34 near the intersection of Route 60 in Hurricane.

Police say Danny Quentrill, 63, slammed into the bridge at a high rate of speed.

He died at the scene.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Quentrill had a medical problem before the crash.



UPDATE 6/17/13 @ 5:30 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Route 34 in Putnam County has reopened after a fatal crash that happened Monday morning.

The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. near the Silver Dollar Bar near Hurricane.

Hurricane Police say the driver lost control of the car and slammed into a bridge.

The driver died at the scene.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com that they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Route 34 was shut down for several hours, but reopened late Monday afternoon.

The driver's name has not been released.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



UPDATE 6/17/13 @ 12:15 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person has died after a car crash in Putnam County.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com, the driver of a car lost control and crashed into a bridge on Route 34 near Hurricane.

It happened about 11:30 a.m. Monday near the Silver Dollar Bar.

Dispatchers say a person has died on the scene. It is unclear if anyone else has been hurt.

Route 34 is shut down in both directions and it is expected to stay closed for awhile.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/17/13 @ 11:45 a.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash that has closed Route 34.

911 Dispatchers say the driver of a car lost control and crashed into a bridge.

This happened about 11:30 a.m. near the Silver Dollar Bar in Hurricane.

The road is shut down in both directions.

It is unclear if anyone has been hurt.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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