WRECK

A 16-year-old girl is dead as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday night near Lashmeet, officials said Wednesday morning. Six other individuals were hurt in the crash.

By CHARLES BOOTHE

Bluefield Daily Telegraph 

LASHMEET — Seven people were injured, at least two seriously, in a two-car collision on Rt. 10 near Lashmeet Tuesday.

The accident occurred just before 6 p.m.

West Virginia State Police Cpl. P.H. Shrewsbury said a Honda driven by Anthony Billings, 34, was traveling south toward Princeton and was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway but turned into the path of a Ford driven by Justin Akers, 19, traveling north.

“A passenger in Akers’ car, a juvenile, was seriously injured and had to be flown out (by helicopter from Princeton),” Shrewsbury said.

A passenger in Billings’ car as well as four children also in the Honda were transported for treatment.

Shrewsbury said one of the juveniles in the Honda was also in serious condition.

“It was a hard impact,” he said. “Seat belt use is questionable.”

Shrewsbury, who was assisted by Sgt. A.P. Christian, said charges are pending and the accident remains under investigation.

Both the Bluefield and Princeton rescue squads as well as the Matoaka Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

 

Contact Charles Boothe at cboothe@bdtonline.com.

 

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