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Teenager Killed in 4-Wheeler vs Truck Accident, Names Released

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

UPDATE @ 7:11am Thursday
TAD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says speed and reckless driving could be factors in an ATV accident that killed a teenager.

It happened Wednesday evening in Tad.

According to a news release, Lieutenant B.C. Stover says the ATV rider and a truck were headed in opposite directions on Campbells Creek Drive when the ATV crossed over the center line and hit the truck head-on, causing the rider to be thrown from his ATV.

The 4-wheeler rider, 16-year-old Michael Odaniel, died at the scene. The truck driver, 31-year-old Bradley Hall, was not hurt.

Stover says Hall was not cited in the crash.

"Excessive speed and reckless driving by the ATV driver could be contributing factors in the crash," said Stover.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the accident.

Friends tell WSAZ.com that Odaniel was a student at Riverside High School.

If you'd like to share a picture of Michael with us, please e-mail it to pix@wsaz.com



UPDATE @ 11:00pm
Metro 911 reports that Campbells Creek Drive is back open.



UPDATE @ 7:47pm
Metro 911 tells WSAZ that Campbells Creek Drive will be shut down for several hours.



ORIGINAL STORY @ 6:45pm
TAD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dispatchers in Kanawha County say one person was killed in an accident involving an ATV and a truck.

It happened at about 6:20pm five miles up Campbells Creek Drive in Tad.

Dispatchers say the person riding the 4-wheeler is possibly a teenager -- and somehow collided with a truck.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Department dispatchers tell us the person on the ATV reportedly died at the scene.

WSAZ has a crew on the way to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for more information.


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