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One Dead, One Injured in Crash; Alcohol and Speed Believed to be Factors

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person was killed and another injured in a crash in Boone County early Friday morning.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened about 1 a.m. on WV Rt. 85 in Bigson, near Van.

Deputies say Dennis McKinney, 45, of McDowell County, lost control and rolled the vehicle over into a small stream. The vehicle caught fire.

Deputies believe McKinney was killed during the crash, before the fire started.

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

Deputies say according to witnesses and officers on scene, alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.


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