UPDATE: One Dead, Teen Injured in I-79 Crash, Names Released


UPDATE 11/14/13 @ 11:10 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- We now know the name of a teenager who was seriously hurt in a car crash in Kanawha County.

School officials at Elkview Middle School tell WSAZ.com Hunter Canterberry, 13, is a student in the 8th grade.

He was riding in a car Wednesday morning with James Hoover on I-79 near Big Chimney.

Hoover lost control lost control on the bridge crossing Little Sandy Creek.

After hitting a concrete wall, his car went on top of that wall, where it traveled a short distance before falling over the barrier.

Hoover died at the scene.

Canterberry is in serious but stable condition.

School officials say the teen is on the wrestling team at the school.

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UPDATE 11/13/13 @ 1:40 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Investigators say black ice may have played a role in a fatal crash Wednesday morning in Kanawha County.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office was investigating an accident on Interstate 79, at the 7-mile marker, near Big Chimney around 7:50 a.m, when a second crash happened.

In that second crash, deputies say James Hoover of Big Chimney, lost control on the bridge crossing Little Sandy Creek.

After hitting a concrete wall, his car went on top of that wall where it traveled a short distance before falling over the barrier.

Deputies say Hoover was thrown from the car, and died from his injuries.

A 13-year-old boy was a passenger in Hoover's car. He was trapped inside the car until crews from the Clendenin and Pinch Volunteer Fire Departments were able to get him out.

He was taken to CAMC and was reported in critical, but stable condition at last check.

The boy's name is not being released at this time.

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UPDATE 11/13/13 @ 8:30 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Icy conditions could be to blame for a fatal accident in Kanawha County.

The accident was reported just before 8 a.m. in the northbound lanes along Interstate 79 near the Big Chimney exit.

911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it was a single vehicle accident.

Dispatchers say one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say a teenage boy was also in the car. He had to be cut out and was rushed to the hospital. His name and condition has not been released.

A driver tells WSAZ.com police were helping him after he crashed his vehicle when the fatal accident happened. He says he hit a patch of ice on the bridge and lost control of his vehicle.

Metro 911 has received numerous reports of icy conditions on roads and bridges in and around Charleston. Drivers are urged to use caution.

Interstate 79 is open, but traffic is moving slow in the area.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/13/13 @ 7:58 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident in Kanawha County.

The accident was reported just before 8 a.m. in the northbound lanes along Interstate 79 near the Big Chimney exit.

911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it was a single vehicle accident. Dispatchers say one person has died and another person is still trapped in the vehicle.

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


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