Child Killed in Turnpike Crash

Investigators say an 8-year-old died in a crash along the West Virgina Turnpike.

It happened early Tuesday morning near the Memorial Tunnel near Paint Creek.

Emergency crews say the Melissa Deichert from Akron, Ohio was driving a U-Haul van that was pulling a car when she lost control and the vehicle flipped on its side.

Melissa survived the crash, but her granddaughter died at the scene. Police say Melissa was taken to the hospital, but her condition is unknown at this time.

We're told the two were relocating to Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The 8-year-old's birthday was this month.


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