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UPDATE: Family, Friends Mourn Fayette Crash Victims; Third Victim Identified

By: Rahel Solomon, Jennifer Rizzi, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Rahel Solomon, Jennifer Rizzi, WSAZ News Staff Email
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UPDATE 9/2/13 @ 5:30 p.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Sheriff's Deputies have identified the third victim in a crash near Mossy that left three people dead.

Deputies say Donna Moran was riding along Route 612 with Eddy Miller and Robert Manning when their car flipped over.

All three were killed at the scene. Deputies say alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.

Now, friends and family members are left mourning the tragic and sudden loss.

"I'm scared and really hurt," Manning's niece, Amber Treadway, told WSAZ.com. "He took care of me when I was a baby, so it's really hard for me."

Cindy Scarbro is also grieving Manning, who was also fondly known as "Bobby" and "Spider" to the community.

"He never asked for anything ... that's just the kind of person he was," Scarbro said. 'If you needed help, he was there to help you."

Scarbro says that generous spirit saved her in her own time of need. She says Manning sheltered her family for four years when she couldn't find work.

"I couldn't get a job because I was a single mom," she said. "He fed us, let us stay there. He never asked us for a dime for anything."

Now, she's just hoping his tragic death serves as a warning to others before they mix alcohol and the road.

"Just get a designated driver or stay home," she said. "Not just on holidays, but anytime."



UPDATE 9/1/13 @ 10:30 p.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three families are grieving after a fatal accident Saturday night. It happened about 10:30 p.m. on Route 612 just east of Mossy in Fayette County.

Police found a red Chevrolet Silverado flipped on its top, the three people who were inside were pronounced dead on arrival.

“There's things you go up and you see, you never forget,” said neighbor Dale Burnside. Burnside was the first on the scene and called 911.

Burnside came back to the scene Sunday afternoon to help make sense of the tragedy for the families of those killed.

Deputies tell WSAZ.com Robert Manning, Eddy Miller and Donna Moran are among the dead. All three were thrown from the truck.

Police say all roads lead to alcohol and speed as likely causes.

“The roadway was dry and clear, there were no other vehicles involved,” said Captain J.K. Sizemore of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. ”Everything just indicates that they just ran off the roadway and when they came back on it they lost control.”



UPDATE 9/1/13 @ 4:05 p.m.
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies believe alcohol and excessive speed contributed to a crash that killed three people.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 612 -- just east of Mossy in Fayette County.

Sheriff Steve Kessler says the victims are Robert Dean Manning, 54, and Edward "Eddy" Miller, whose age is unknown. Both men are from Scarbro. Another woman, age 52, also died in the crash. Her name will be released once her family is notified.

Sheriff Kessler says the three were travelling in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck that ran off the road. When pulled back onto the road, Kessler says the truck slid, overturned and began rolling.

It's still unclear who was driving, because all three victims were thrown from the vehicle.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies are responding to a triple-fatal crash in Fayette County.

Deputies confirm that three people have died in the Saturday night crash.

It happened on West Virginia Route 612 near Mossy.

No further details are available at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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