Woman Killed After Car Crashes into Creek

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

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Investigators say black ice is to blame for crash that killed a driver from Lavalette.

32-year-old Marife Travis died in the single vehicle crash on Beech Fork Road late Friday night.

West Virginia State Police say that Travis lost control of her car after hitting a patch of black ice. Her car then went off the road and into a creek, where it floated for a short distance before sinking.

Troopers say rescue efforts were hindered by the high water in the creek and the location of the crash.

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