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UPDATE | Deputies release name of teen killed in Charleston crash

Metro dispatchers tell us the crash happened near the 1500 block of Greenbrier Street in...
Metro dispatchers tell us the crash happened near the 1500 block of Greenbrier Street in Charleston between a farm tractor and a vehicle.(WSAZ)
Published: Jun. 27, 2019 at 6:06 AM EDT
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UPDATE 6/27/19 @ 3:39 p.m.

Deputies say a teenager died after crashing his truck in Kanawha County Thursday morning.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released the victim's name in the afternoon.

Tyler James Smith, 18, of Charleston, died at the scene.

The deadly crash happened at the Go Mart on Greenbrier St. in Charleston, West Virginia. Deputies say Smith was traveling southbound when he drove left of center and into the Go Mart parking lot.

Smith crashed into a DOH tractor that was in the lot and then a telephone pole.

According to Herbert Hoovers Assistant Principal Jason Cantrell, Tyler just graduated from the school at the end of May.

He was (the) "kind of kid that everybody knew and he made an impression on," Cantrell said. "He could fit in with any group of kids, any setting, I don't think he had an enemy in the world."

Cantrell says that Tyler was a student at Carver Career Center. He just graduated with a welding degree and was one of eight students in Kanawha County to receive the Governor's Work Force Credential, which requires meeting rigorous standards.

"He was just a hard worker," Cantrell went on to say "he would do anything for anybody."

UPDATE 6/27/19 @ 8:18 a.m.

One person is dead after a car crash in Kanawha County.

The fatal crash happened at the Go Mart on Greenbrier St. in Charleston, West Virginia.

Deputies tell WSAZ that the driver of a pickup truck was traveling south on Greenbrier St. when it went left of center and into the parking lot of Go Mart.

The pickup truck hit a DOH tractor that was parked in a lot and then a telephone pole.

The man driving the pickup was killed.

Traffic in the area is not affected.


ORIGINAL STORY 6/27/19

One person is dead after a car accident in Kanawha County.

Metro dispatchers tell us the crash happened near the 1500 block of Greenbrier Street in Charleston between a farm tractor and a vehicle.

The initial call came in around 5:40 a.m. Thursday.

Dispatchers say to avoid the area.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.