Speed appears to have played a factor in a deadly accident near Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes. It happened at around 8 Tuesday night on Big Tyler Road near Klondike Drive.
Police say Cody Steelhammer lost control of his car when he was making a turn and hit an embankment. Steelhammer was thrown from the car then trapped underneath. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Steelhammer was 19 years old. He's the son of Rick Steelhammer, a long time writer for the Charleston Gazette.